Citing a recent recall from Rancho Feeding Corporation, Nestlé USA has issued a voluntary recall for three of its Philly Steak & Cheese varieties of Hot Pockets sandwiches. The company says some of the meat used in producing these items may be "unfit for human consumption."
"We have confirmed that a small quantity of meat from Rancho was used at Nestlé's Chatsworth, California production operation," the company said in a press release. Rancho reportedly processed injured or diseased animals. "The affected batches of the two varieties in our range of Hot Pockets brand sandwiches are being removed from the marketplace."
Affected are 8x9oz packages of Philly Steak & Cheese bearing UPC 43695 07107 8 and best-before dates of March, September, and October 2014; 4x54oz packages bearing UPC 43695 07520 5 and best-before dates of March, September, October, and November 2014; 4x22.5oz packages bearing UPC 43695 15990 5 and best-before dates of September and October 2014; and Philly Steak & Cheese Croissant Crust 8x9oz packages bearing UPC 43695 05634 1 and best-before dates of September, November, and December 2014.
The company says the USDA has no record of any consumer illnesses in relation to the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall. Consumers who purchased the affected Hot Pockets products should not consume them, but should return them to the place of purchase for refund or exchange, or contact Nestlé at 800-392-4057.