Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat Nestle Pepperoni Hot Pockets that may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.
The product was produced from November 13 through November 16, 2020. They have a shelf life of 14 months.
The product subject to recall are 54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé Hot Pockets brand sandwiches: premium pepperoni made with pork, chicken and beef pizza garlic buttery crust” with a “best before Feb 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
The affected Hot Pockets were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the firm received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pepperoni hot pocket product.
The firm has received one report of a minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Those with questions about the recall can contact Nestlé consumer services at (800) 350-5016.