Wednesday, November 19 2008
In our continued quest to keep our readers informed on matters which may affect the safety and health of our readers, the article below is very much of significance, as all of us try to provide meals for our families, which at times will are ready made.
Lean Cuisine Chicken Meals Recalled
More Than 879,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Meals May Contain Bits of Plastic
Nov. 18, 2008 -- Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling 879,565 pounds of frozen Lean Cuisine chicken meals that may contain small pieces of hard blue plastic.
The following Lean Cuisine products are being recalled:
Each package also bears the USDA mark of inspection as well as the establishment number "EST P-9018." The frozen chicken meals were produced on Aug. 18, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Sept. 19, Sept. 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22, and Oct. 27, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, according to the USDA.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call 800-227-6188.
Where did the plastic come from? "We determined that the plastic entered our facility in a single lot of an incoming raw ingredient," O'Hearn says. "We're trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening in the future. But we went into action very quickly on a very small number of complaints."