The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning to
alert consumers to a recall by Nestle of 879,563 pounds of frozen chicken meals
due to containment of foreign materials.
Nestle Prepared Foods Company, based out of a
Springville, Utah is recalling the following products, according to the Food
Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS):
packages of "LEAN CUISINE PESTO CHICKEN WITH BOW TIE PASTA" brand
frozen meals. Printed on each side of each package is a production code of
"8280595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best Before MAY
packages of "LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN MEDITERRANEAN" brand frozen meals.
Printed on the side of each package is a production code of
"8231595912" or "8241595912" as well as a use-by date of
"Best before SEP 2010"; a production code of "8263595912,"
"8269595911" or "8274595912," as well as a use-by date of
"Best before OCT 2010"; or, a production code of
"8291595912" or "8301595912" as well as a use-by date of
"Best before NOV 2010."
packages of "LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN TUSCAN" brand frozen meals. Printed
on the side of each package is a production code of "8234595911" and
a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2009"; a production code of
"8253595911" or "8269595912" as well as a use-by date of
"Best before OCT 2009"; or, a production code of "8292595911"
or "8296595911" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV
The package of recalled product bears the USDA mark of
inspection as well as the establishment number "EST P-9018", the FSIS said.
frozen chicken meals were prepared on Aug. 18, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Sept.
19, Sept. 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 and were
distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
The FSIS said the problem was discovered after the
company received consumer complaints and one injury report.
The foreign materials of concern are small
pieces of hard plastic.
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