What Frozen Dinner Should You Be Checking Your Freezer For?
We expect the products we use and the food we consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately that is not always the case, and sometimes the products we purchase can pose potential hazards or risks to our safety. Oftentimes when a safety hazard is discovered, the company that produces the product will issue a recall. Recently, a popular frozen food brand has issued a recall for some of their products.
The food manufacturer, Bellisio Foods, has issued a recall for over 86 tons worth of their Boston Market frozen entrees. The recall comes after concerns that the frozen dinners may be contaminated with either pieces of glass or hard plastic. The type of frozen dinner included in the recall is the Boston Market boneless rib patties. The dinners included in the recall are labeled “Boston Market Home Style Meals Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce & Mashed Potatoes.”
The recall has been classified as a Class I recall by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A Class I recall means that there is a reasonable probability that the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences. The company has not received any confirmed reports of anyone being injured from the products, but they have received complaints from customers who have found plastic or glass in food.
The recalled products were shipped to stores all across the United States. The frozen dinners included in the recall have the “best by” dates of December 7, 2019, January 4, 2020, January 24, 2020 and February 15, 2020. The recalled products also have the code “EST. 18297 stamped on the side of the package.
If you own any of the recalled frozen dinners, you are urged to throw them away and not to eat them. The recalled dinners can also be returned to the place of purchase.