Product Recall Due to Plastic Chips in Meals




Product Recall Due to Plastic Chips in Meals

Several varieties of Lean Cuisine frozen meals were recalled in late November after seven different customers reported finding pieces of hard blue plastic in their meals. According to a spokesman for Nestle Prepared Foods Co., the company that owns Lean Cuisine, at least one consumer was injured when a piece of plastic in the meal cut the person's gums.

Chopped Up Plastic in the Meals
"A tray may have broken and chip-chopped into the product," said Roz Ahearn of Nestle. On the Lean Cuisine website, the company describes the product recall in detail, noting first that the three types of meals being recalled are:

  • Lean Cuisine Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean
  • Lean Cuisine Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan
  • Lean Cuisine Café Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta

Not All of the Meal Varieties
The website notes that the recall is of only meals of these varieties with certain production codes, listed on the site. The production code is given on the right end flap of the meal. Most of the recalled meals have an expiration date in 2009 or 2010.

Lean Cuisine Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean
8231 5959
8241 5959
8263 5959
8269 5959
8274 5959
8291 5959
8301 5959

Lean Cuisine Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan
8234 5959
8253 5959
8269 5959
8292 5959
8296 5959

Lean Cuisine Café Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta
8280 5959

Nestle says that it has determined that the blue plastic contaminating the meals entered a facility in a single lot (batch) of a raw ingredient. Over one million of the three Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.

(Source: Washington Post)

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