The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling over 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets.
The frozen stuffed sandwiches are shipped to retail stores nationwide, but are now being recalled because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, some pieces of glass and hard plastic, said, USDA on Friday.
The issue was reported when four consumer complaints of extraneous material in pepperoni Hot Pockets. The company received one report of a "minor oral injury" linked to the consumption of the product.
The recall is for 54-ounce packages containing 12 "Nestlé Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches: Premium Pepperoni made with pork, chicken and beef pizza garlic buttery crust." Affected boxes have a "Best before Feb 2022" date and lot codes of 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614, the department said.
The boxes with the establishment number "EST. 7721A" inside the USDA mark of inspection have been recalled.
The USDA said, "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."