Pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled due to possible interior glass pocket
Nestle has announced the recall of more than 762,000 pounds of Hot Pockets pepperoni, fearing the pouches may have been contaminated with “foreign material,” according to a press release from the US Department of Agriculture. Specifically, there is concern that pieces of glass or hard plastic are inside the pockets.
Impacted Hot Pockets were produced from November 13, 2020 to November 16, 2020 and have a shelf life of up to 14 months. The pouches were produced and sold in 54 ounce cardboard packs containing 12 pepperoni flavored sandwiches. The recalled Hot Pockets have an expiration date of February 2022 and the following codes are printed on the outside of the box:
Affected packages will also have “EST. 7721A “in the label on the packaging.
The recall was announced after the company received four reports of people finding foreign material in the pockets. One person reported a minor injury after consuming the products. Anyone who purchased the recalled pouches is urged not to eat them and to return them to the store of purchase.
The Hot Pockets were distributed to retailers across the country. Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-350-5016.