Alert your college kid: There's a recall on Hot Pockets.
Nestle USA announced Tuesday it is voluntarily recalling an unspecified number of “Philly Steak” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets due to the use of recalled meat.
Nestle said it determined “a small quantity” of meat from a California slaughterhouse was used in the recalled Hot Pockets. Rancho Feeding Corp. last week recalled all of its meat from 2013 after the Department of Agriculture said the 8.7 million pounds of beef produced by the facility was from ”diseased and unsound animals ... without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.”
The Hot Pockets recall is limited to only the “Philly Steak” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” products with “best before” dates ranging from March 2014 to December 2014. Consumer UPC and batch codes for the affected products are available at Nestle's website.
No illnesses have been reported.
Consumers are advised to not consume the product and can return the recalled items to their point of purchase for a full refund, or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.