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Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Following Northern California Meat Company’s Recall

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PETALUMA (CBS13) – Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division today announced they are voluntarily recalling their HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two-pack box following a the recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef processed at Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma.

In a statement, Nestlé says it has reviewed its vendor records and determined one Nestlé brand has been impacted by the Rancho meat recall. A small quantity of meat from Rancho was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, California operation, a facility devoted that makes HOT POCKETS®.

The affected batches of the two varieties are being removed from stores.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected batches of HOT POCKETS® should return them to the place where they bought them for a refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.

So far, the USDA has not traced any illnesses back to Rancho’s recall.

Item and pack size Consumer UPC Batch Code Best Before Date
1. HOT POCKETS Philly Steak and Cheese
8x9ozUS
43695 07107 8 3021544512
3029544512
3197544512
3240544512
MAR ‘14
MAR ‘14
SEP ‘14
OCT ‘14
2. HOT POCKETS Philly Steak and Cheese
4x54oz US
43695 07520 5 3022544513
3191544512
3224544512
3254544512
3268544512
MAR ‘14
SEP ‘14
OCT ‘14
NOV ‘14
NOV ‘14
3. HOT POCKETS Philly Steak and Cheese 4×22.5ozUS 43695 15990 5 3197544512
3240544512
SEP ‘14
OCT ‘14
4. HOT POCKETS CROISSANT CRUST Philly Steak and Cheese 8x9ozUS 43695 05634 1 3211544512
3248544512
3283544512
SEP ‘14
NOV ‘14
DEC ‘14

Rancho issued a recall in earlier this month after, officials say, the company processed unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection.

The products were processed from Jan. 1, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2014, and shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. They include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones.

The problems were discovered as part of an ongoing investigation, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

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