Nestle Recalls Lean Cuisine Spaghetti with Meatballs Meals, Might Contain Plastic
March 16th, 2011
By: Linda Doell
Nestle Prepared Foods Co. recalled 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs after consumers in three states complained about finding bits of hard plastic in the meals, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Inspection Service.
The USDA said that so far no one has been hurt from eating the entrees, although it received complaints from consumers in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Lean Cuisine meals were sold at stores in states east of the Rocky Mountains. Nestle said that consumers complained about finding bits of hard, red plastic in the meatball portion of the meals.
Included in the recall are 9.5-ounce packages of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs with the establishment number P-7991 and the case code of 0298595519P. The meals have a best-by date of November 2011 printed on the side of the package.
Nestle asked consumers to check any packages they may have in their freezers. The meals have the UPC code 13800-10390. The company said consumers should not eat the meals, but call Nestle Consumer Services at (866) 606-8264 or email. Nestle said that it will provide replacement coupons and also may make arrangements to retrieve the recalled meal for examination.
Nestle apologized to consumers in a statement:
“Nestle is dedicated to food quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this recall. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall.”
In 2010, Perdue recalled frozen chicken nuggets sold under Walmart’s Great Value brand because the packages contained blue plastic.