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Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled


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Feb. 19, 2014 -- About 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets pastries are being recalled because the products may contain recalled meat, Nestle USA says.

The voluntary recall by Nestle includes three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese products in the two-pack box, NBC News reported.

The products may contain beef produced in 2013 and recalled last week by Rancho Feeding Corp. The meat produced at its Petaluma, Calif. plant was recalled because it came from "diseased and unsound animals" that were processed without full inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Nestle discovered that a company in its supply chain bought meat from Rancho, NBC News reported.

"From this review, we have confirmed that a small quantity of meat from Rancho was used at Nestle's Chatsworth, California production operation, a facility devoted entirely to Hot Pockets brand sandwiches," the company said in news release.

The recalled Hot Pockets products were distributed across the country. Consumers can return the products or phone Nestle at 1-800-392-4057.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled meat from Rancho Feeding Corp, according to the USDA. The plant closed voluntarily last week and officials are investigating its processes and products, NBC News reported.

The recalled meat was distributed to at least 974 vendors in California, as well as to some in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, according to USDA officials.

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