What's the Problem?
This FSIS Recall affects the following products:
- 54-oz. carton packages containing 12 "Nestle HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTER CRUST" with a "BEST BEFORE FEB 2022" date and lot codes 0318544624. 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
Nestle issued this recall after at least 4 complaints were filed by consumers who found glass or plastic in Pepperoni Hot Pockets, including 1 who suffered from oral injuries.
The recalled Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13-Nov. 16, 2020, FSIS said. The product has a shelf life of 14 months.
"The quality, safety, and integrity of Nestle USA and Hot Pockets products remain our number one priority," the company said on its website. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers."
If you purchased any Hot Pockets that are affected by this recall, you should not eat them, and either throw them away or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone concerned about a potential adverse reaction to eating recalled Hot Pockets should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
This recall began on January 16, 2021.
How Healthy are Hot Pockets?
Hot Pockets have long been a popular food for people of all ages due to their convenience, but the question remains: how healthy are they?
Not very, as it turns out. Most types of Hot Pockets are high in calories, sodium, and fat, with little to no nutritional value. Many varieties contain processed meats and cheeses, which are detrimental to one’s health when consumed in excess.
Despite their popularity, Hot Pockets have been the subject of controversy due to their high levels of preservatives and additives. Many ingredients listed on the box are difficult to recognize, and some have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and other serious health problems.
Hot Pockets are high in calories, with an average of 300-400 calories per serving. This is due to the high amount of carbohydrates in the product.
Hot Pockets are also high in fat, with an average of 10-15 grams per serving. This is due to the use of cheese and other high-fat ingredients. It is important to note that Hot Pockets are also high in saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
Finally, Hot Pockets are high in sodium, with an average of 500-800 milligrams per serving. This is due to the use of sodium phosphate, which is used as a preservative. Excessive intake of sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure and other health problems.
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Do I Have a Hot Pockets Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Hot Pockets Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.