Hot Pockets Recall: Two Flavors at Risk of Containing ‘Diseased’ Meat

by Christopher Freeburn | February 19, 2014 10:10 am

Hot Pockets Recall: Two Flavors at Risk of Containing ‘Diseased’ Meat

On Tuesday, Nestle (NSRGY[1]) announced a voluntary Hot Pockets recall after regulators raised concerns that two versions of the snack foods may contain potentially tainted beef[2].

The products affected by the Hot Pockets recall may contain beef from Rancho Feeding Corp. Earlier this month, Rancho issued a recall for 8.7 million pounds of beef that the U.S. Department of Agriculture said had not been properly inspected and might contain meat from “diseased and unsound animals.” Regulators have declared the meat unacceptable for people to eat, though there have been no reports of sickness linked to the beef, USA TODAY notes.

Included in the Hot Pockets recall are Nestle’s “Philly Steak and Cheese” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets. Nestle said that no other products[3] in the Hot Pockets line contained beef from Rancho Feeding Corp. and were not included in the Hot Pockets recall.

Consumers who want to check to see if products they purchased are affected by the Hot Pockets recall should contact Nestle or check batch codes online[4].

NSRGY shares slipped slightly in Wednesday morning over-the-counter trading.

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Endnotes:
  1. NSRGY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NSRGY
  2. two versions of the snack foods may contain potentially tainted beef: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/02/19/hot-pockets-meat-recall--nestle/5602453/
  3. no other products: http://www.nestleusa.com/media/pressreleases/nestlé-usa-announces-voluntary-recall-of-hot-pockets®-brand-philly-steak-and-cheese-
  4. check batch codes online: http://www.nestleusa.com/media/pressreleases/nestlé-usa-announces-voluntary-recall-of-hot-pockets®-brand-philly-steak-and-cheese-
  5. Kraft Issues Major Velveeta Recall Over Undisclosed Allergen: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/kraft-velveeta-recall-krft/
  6. Salmonella Risk Prompts Tyson Chicken Recall: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/salmonella-risk-prompts-tyson-chicken-recall/
  7. Yankee Candle Recall: Candle Ring Could Cause Fire: http://investorplace.com/2013/12/yankee-candle-recall-candle-ring-cpsc/

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