Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

One of the labels released with the recall. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
One of the labels released with the recall. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 92,206 pounds of LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken meal products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced December 19, 2020.

This is a class 1 Recall: “This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 8 5/8-oz. (244g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy” with a lot code of 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-9018” on the side of the case near the lot number. These items were shipped to retailers and distributors nationwide.

The problem was discovered on December 18, 2020, by the firm, after receiving five customer complaints involving hard white plastic found in the product. The firm believes the mashed potatoes used in the production of the baked chicken meals products had pieces of a plastic conveyor belt that broke during production.

FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in customers’ freezers. Those who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Nestlé Prepared Foods, at 1.800.993.8625.

 

Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
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