Massive Meat Recall Includes Some 'Hot Pockets' Sandwiches

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall.

The food maker said Tuesday that it is recalling an unspecified number of "Philly Steak" and its "Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese" Hot Pockets in certain sizes.
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Nestle says the products may have been affected by a meat recall by Rancho Feeding Corp. that was announced last week.

Rancho is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after regulators said that it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full inspection. The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption.

No illnesses have been reported.

Nestle says a small quantity of meat from Rancho was used at a California production facility that makes Hot Pockets.
Approximately 8,742,700 pounds of meat distributed by Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma, Calif. was recalled Feb. 8 because it was processed from "diseased and unsound animals" and was "unfit for human consumption," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Read the complete recall notice
The USDA classified the recall as a Class 1, “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
No illnesses have been reported.
Nestle has voluntarily recalled their Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two-pack box. Nestle says no other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of Hot Pocket products are affected.
List of Nestle products affected by recall

If you have purchased the affected batches of Hot Pockets, return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.
The USDA notice issued Feb. 8 said the suspect meat was sold to companies in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. On Monday, the USDA expanded the recall to include stores and processors in Oregon and Washington and on Tuesday the USDA said the products were shipped nationwide.
List of the recall products:
"Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
2 per box "Beef (Market) Heads" (retail only)
4 gallons per box "Beef Blood" (wholesale only)
20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
30-lb. boxes of " Beef Lips"
30-lb. boxes of "Beef Omasum"
30-lb. boxes of "Beef Tripas"
30-lb. boxes of "Mountain Oysters"
30-lb. boxes of "Sweet Breads”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of "Veal Cuts"
40-lb. boxes of "Veal Bones"
50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
60-lb. boxes of "Veal Trim"

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