Nestle recalls more than 760,000 pounds of Hot Pockets because they might contain bits of plastic and glass

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Nestlé recalled over 760,000 pounds of its hot pocket products on Friday.

  • Nestlé Prepared Foods recalled over 760,000 Hot Pocket that might contain bits of glass and plastic.
  • Four people complained to Nestlé of “extraneous material” in their Hot Pockets. One person suffered minor mouth injuries. 
  • The recall is for not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets that were made between November 13, 2020 and November 16, 2020.
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Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling about 762,615 pepperoni Hot Pocket products because they may contain “pieces of glass and hard plastic,” the USDA said. 

The problem was discovered when Nestle received four consumer complaints of “extraneous material in the pepperoni hot pocket product,” the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. One person suffered a minor mouth injury from eating the contaminated Hot Pocket, the agency said. 

The agency has deemed the recall a “Class I”, the highest level among the three kinds of recalls, because of the high health risk associated with the consumption of glass or plastic. 

“This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” the agency said.

The recall is specifically for not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets that were made between November 1 3, 2020 and November 16, 2020.

Nestlé USA said that this recall is not for all of its Hot Pocket products. The specific ones recalled and not included can be found on the company’s website in a recent press release.

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“The quality, safety and integrity of Nestlé USA and Hot Pockets products remain our number one priority. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers,” Nestlé USA wrote in a press release on Friday

People concerned about whether they previously bought this product can look at a PDF file from the news release that shares images of what this item looks like. This item has “‘EST. 7721A’ inside the USDA mark of inspection” and a best before date of February 2022, per the news release. Photos are also in the Nestlé USA press release.

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