Nestle is issuing a recall of almost 763,000 pounds of its Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets as they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.
According to a recall notice from the USDA, “the problem was discovered when the firm received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pepperoni hot pocket product.”
A PEPPERONI HOT POCKET RECALL! When will this country catch a break?!!!
— Erik Edwards (@ErikcEdwards) January 18, 2021
The recall affects pepperoni pizza Hot Pockets produced from November 13, 2020, through November 16, 2020, with the following information:
“54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.”
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 7721A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to retail locations nationwide.
While the company has so far received only one complaint of oral injury associated with consumption of the product, the USDA is urging consumers who have purchased the affected Hot Pockets to throw the product away or return it to the original place of purchase.