Some Hot Pockets recalled

Nestle is recalling some Hot Pockets products after discovering they were made with meat the USDA says is unfit for human consumption.

Rancho Feeding Corporation, a beef wholesaler, recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat because it processed “diseased and unsound animals” in a facility that had not been fully inspected by federal authorities, according to the USDA.

This previously-announced recall involved veal and less-common cuts of beef.  The affected beef products were shipped to distribution centers and retailers in Illinois, California, Florida, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

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The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service has not received any reports of illness in connection with the recall, but classified the recall as “Class 1,” indicating “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

Nestlé recalled some Hot Pockets products after discovering some of the meat involved in the Rancho Feeding recall was used at a California facility that makes Hot Pockets.

The Hot Pockets products included in the recall are:

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 43695 07107 8, Batch numbers:

  • 3021544512 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3029544512 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese, 54 oz., UPC 43695 07520 5, Batch numbers:

  • 3022544513 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3191544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3224544512 with a best before date of October 2014
  • 3254544512 with a best before date of November 2014
  • 3268544512 with a best before date of November 2014

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese 22.5 oz., UPC 43695 15990 5, Batch numbers:

  • 3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014

Hot Pocket Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 43695 05634 1, Batch numbers:

  • 3211544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3248544512 with a best before date of November 2014
  • 3283544512 with a best before date of December 2014
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