"Hot Pockets" Recalled for Contaminated Meat

"Hot Pockets" Recalled for Contaminated Meat

Nestle USA is recalling 238,000 cases of its Hot Pockets pastries because they may contain meat included in a massive recall of nearly nine million pounds of potentially diseased and unsound beef products.

According to reports, three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese products in the two-pack box are part of the voluntary recall.

Nestle said that the firm used meat produced by California-based Rancho Feeding Corp. The plant recently recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef parts, including whole carcasses and heads, feet, livers, and so-called mountain oysters, among other items.

The plant voluntarily closed as federal officials conduct an intensive investigation of its processes and products. The Rancho meat products were distributed to approximately 974 vendors in California as well as to outlets in other states, including some Wal-Mart stores in Northern California.

According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Service and Inspection Services, the meat was recalled because the firm processed diseased and unsound animals without the benefit of full inspection.

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that, “One in six Americans or 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning each year.” Some of the most common pathogens that cause illnesses are salmonella, E.coli and listeria, which are commonly transmitted through contaminated meat. Symptoms of food poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea and fever.

So far, no illnesses have been reported as a result of these recalled meat products.

According to Product Liability Law, food producers have a legal obligation to produce items that are safe for consumers.

If you have gotten sick as a result of eating contaminated meat or other food products, Speak to a knowledgeable attorney who will aggressively represent you at the personal injury law offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck and file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties, get compensation for medical expenses, hospitalization, tests, lost wages and pain and suffering and emotional distress.

We will advise you of your legal rights and options.


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