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Nestlé USA Announces Recall of Select Batches of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material

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Arlington, VA,

Nestlé USA is initiating a recall of select batches of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches - Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) due to the potential presence of foreign material (clear plastic/glass). Impacted products could pose a choking or laceration risk and should be not be consumed.

This recall only covers Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches - Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) with specific batch codes of 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614 and 0321544614 and a best before date of FEB 2022 on the side of the label.

Product Packaging Batch Codes Best Before Date
Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza packaging

0318544624
0319544614
0320544614
0321544614

 
Hot Pockets Batch Code Identifier


Batch code is located here:

Hot Pockets Batch Code Identifier 2
FEB 2022
 

No other varieties of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches are impacted. Specifically, the recall does NOT include:

  • Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza packaged in other quantities
    • 2-, 5- and 17-count packages are not impacted by the recall
  • Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches Crispy Crust Pepperoni Pizza
    • All Hot Pockets varieties with Crispy Crust, including 12-count packages, are not impacted by the recall
 

The product was distributed to retailers and distributors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The product being recalled was produced between November 13 and November 16, 2020. No other production dates/batch codes of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) and no other Hot Pockets products are impacted by this recall.

The problem was discovered after Nestlé USA was contacted by consumers. The company received a report of a potential injury associated with the consumption of this product.

We are working closely with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on this recall.

The quality, safety and integrity of Nestlé USA and Hot Pockets products remain our number one priority. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers.

Consumers should destroy the product or return to the place of purchase. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

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