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Recall: Hot Pockets May Have Glass, Plastic

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Jan. 19, 2021 -- More than 380 tons of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets have been recalled because they may contain pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

Produced by Nestle Prepared Foods of Mount Sterling, KY, the popular frozen items were produced from Nov. 13, 2020, through Nov. 16, 2020. The recall includes 54-ounce cartons containing 12 “Nestle Hot Pockets brand sandwiches: Premium pepperoni made with pork, chicken & beef pizza garlic buttery crust” with a “best before date” of February 2022. The recall includes lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.

The Hot Pockets were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

Four people have complained of finding foreign material in their Hot Pockets. Nestle has been made aware of at least one minor injury.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says that if you have these recalled products, throw them away or return them to where you bought them.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Nestle at 800-350-5016.

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Sources

USDA.gov: “Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.”

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