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Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Concern Over Diseased Meat

by , 02/20/14
filed under: Animals, News, Sustainable Food

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Spoiler alert (literally): Hot Pockets may contain diseased animal products. The microwavable monstrosities produced by Nestlé and reportedly filled with “real meat” may be at risk of contamination. The company has prompted the recall of two varieties of Hot Pockets after discovering that they contained animal products sourced from the Rancho Feeding Corp.


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Last week, the USDA recalled 8.7 million pounds of meat from the Rancho Feeding Corp because it “processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.” Out of concern for public safety, Nestlé has announced recalls for their “Philly Steak” and its “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” products. The company maintains that only a small amount of meat was used in their California processing plant, and that no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers can return their pockets to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé consumer services at 800-392-4057.

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Via ABC News

Images via Nestle and Wikicommons user Lenin and McCarthy

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