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Some Hot Pockets recalled for possible foreign matter

Nestle said it has received one report of an injury to someone who ate the food.
Credit: USDA

INDIANAPOLIS — Nestlé Foods is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets product that may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the problem was discovered after the company received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in the product.

Nestle says it has received one report of what they describe as a “minor oral injury” to someone who ate the food.

The recall is specific to 54-ounce carton packages containing 12 "premium 'pepperoni made with pork, chicken and beef" Hot Pockets with "pizza garlic buttery crust." 

The recalled product carries a “best before" date of Feb. 2022 and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.

The frozen Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020, and sold nationwide. The product has a shelf life of 14 months. 

The USDA is concerned that some of the Hot Pockets may be in peoples’ freezers.

People who bought the products are urged not to eat it, and either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

The USDA designates this as a Class I Recall, meaning this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

If you have questions about the recall, contact Nestlé at (800) 350-5016.