Hot Pockets Recalled Over 'Diseased' Meat

As Rancho Feeding Corp. recalls almost 9M pounds of meat

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 19, 2014 6:23 AM CST | Updated Feb 19, 2014 6:43 AM CST

(Newser) – As if Hot Pockets weren't questionable enough, a bunch of them are being pulled from shelves because they might contain diseased meat. Nestlé is recalling certain batches of the Philly Steak & Cheese flavor as well as the Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese flavor, KTLA reports, because those batches may contain meat that was recalled by the California-based Rancho Feeding Corp. earlier this month. Almost 9 million pounds of meat are involved in that recall.

The USDA says Rancho "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspections." No illnesses have so far been reported, but KATU reports that the meat went out to almost 1,000 retailers, including some "fine meat markets." A full list of the recalled meat products can be found here, and the list of recalled Hot Pockets is here. If you have any of the affected Hot Pockets, you can return them to the store for a refund or call Nestlé at (800) 392-4057.

Nestl? is recalling certain batches of Hot Pockets that may contain meat that was recalled earlier this month.
Nestl? is recalling certain batches of Hot Pockets that may contain meat that was recalled earlier this month.   (Hot Pockets)
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