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Hot Pockets Recall

Jacqueline Giordano |
February 19, 2014 | 11:50 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

If Hot Pockets are your go-to frozen food, you may want to reconsider your lunch plans.

(Hot Pocket, Wikimedia)
(Hot Pocket, Wikimedia)

CNN reports that Nestlé USA has issued a voluntary recall of two varieties of Philly Cheese Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets.

For more information regarding the exact batch codes, please refer to the company's press release.

The Chicago Tribune verifies that the Hot Pockets were taken off the market due to concerns that they may contain diseased meat.

Recently, the USDA recalled approximately 9 million pounds of meat from the Ranchero Feeding Corporation.

According to the USDA, the company "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

Nestlé has found small traces of meat from Ranchero in one of its California production facilities.

Although no illnesses have been confirmed, Nestlé advises those who purchased the affected Hot Pockets to return them.

Contact Executive Producer Jackie Giordano here.



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