We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes products can pose potential hazards to our health and safety. When a potential hazard associated with a product becomes known, it is common for the producer of the product to issue a recall for it. The purpose of the recall is to help inform consumers of the potential risks associated with the product. One type of food product that is often the subject of recalls is food products. Recently, a recall has been issued for the popular frozen food Hot Pockets.
The Hot Pocket recall comes after the discovery that some Hot Pockets may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic. The possible contamination was announced by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall only applies to certain Hot Pockets. The Hot Pockets included in the recall are 54 ounce 12 packs of pepperoni Hot Pockets that have a Best By Date of February 2022 and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614. Additionally, the recalled Hot Pockets have the establishment number of EST. 7721A. Over 700,000 pounds of Hot Pockets were shipped to grocery stores across the country. There have been at least four complaints from consumers that extraneous materials have been found in their Hot Pockets. One individual sustained a minor mouth injury from the recalled Hot Pocket.
Consumers who have Hot Pockets subject to the recall should not consume them. Instead, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, consumers should either throw the recalled Hot Pockets away or return them to the place where they were purchased.