WASHINGTON—More than 760,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets has been recalled by Nestlé Prepared Foods, the New York Times reports. The food items may contain bits of hard plastic and glass, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Nestlé issued the recall after receiving four customer complaints of “extraneous materials” in those Hot Pockets, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The recall covers Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches—Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) with specific batch codes of 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614 and 0321544614 and a “best before” date of February 2022 on the side of the label.
The label reads “Nestlé Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches: Premium Pepperoni Made With Pork, Chicken & Beef Pizza Garlic Buttery Crust.”
The product was distributed to retailers and distributors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The product being recalled was produced between November 13 and November 16, 2020. No other production dates/batch codes of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count), and no other Hot Pockets products are impacted by this recall, the company said.
“The quality, safety and integrity of Nestlé USA and Hot Pockets products remain our No. 1 priority,” Nestlé said. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers.”