Wednesday, February 19, 2014

11756: Hot Pockets Unfit For Humans.

From USA TODAY reported on the recall of certain Hot Pockets containing beef deemed unfit for human consumption. Um, is this really surprising?

Nestle recalls two kinds of Hot Pockets

By Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

Nestle voluntarily recalled two of its Hot Pocket products as part of a larger meat recall, according to a company press release Tuesday.

The food company recalled its “Philly Steak and Cheese” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets in specific sizes.

These products may have been affected by a recall by Rancho Feeding Corp. last week of 8.7 million pounds of beef product.

Regulators said the company processed “diseased and unsound animals” without a full federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption.

No illnesses have been reported.

The recalled Hot Pockets were distributed nationwide, according to the Nestle release. The company said “a small quantity of meat” from Rancho was used at a California production facility that makes Hot Pockets.

Nestle’s press release lists specific batch sizes being recalled. Customers who bought the recalled Hot Pockets can get a refund by contacting Nestle Consumer Services at 800-392-4057.

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