On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that Nestle Prepared Foods has recalled over 760,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets because they may contain pieces of glass and hard plastic. According to the USDA, Nestle issued the recall after receiving reports from consumers about “extraneous materials” in the pepperoni Hot Pockets, which included s consumer report of a minor oral injury associated with consumption of the Hot Pocket. In conjunction with the recall, Nestle issued a news release stating that the contaminated products “could pose a choking or laceration risk and should not be consumed.”
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has classified the recall as Class I, which means that it is considered a high-health risk and that there exists a reasonable probability that use of the recalled product will cause “serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
In light of the high risk of injury posed by the recalled pepperoni Hot Pockets, the Food Safety and Inspection Service urgently recommends that anyone who has the recalled Hot Pockets in their home should immediately throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.
The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of families and consumers in Reading, Berks County, PA, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, and throughout Central and Eastern, Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. The lawyers at the firm handle injury claims, including claims for serious injuries and death caused by the negligence of others and by unsafe and dangerous products. The firm also handles auto accident cases, medical malpractice claims, workers’ compensation claims, and nursing home neglect cases.
From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire