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Lean Cuisine Product Recall

The USDA has issued a Class 1 recall of nearly 900,000 pounds of Lean Cuisine-brand frozen chicken products, which may be contaminated with "foreign material."

The products, manufactured by Nestlé Prepared Foods Co., include 3 varieties of Lean Cuisine meals. A Class 1 designation reflects that the USDA considers the health risk they pose high. The recall was issued after consumers reported finding bits of blue plastic in their frozen meals; one injury was reported. Each of the products bears the establishment number EST P-9018.

Here's information about the recalled products:

9.5-ounce packages of "LEAN CUISINE PESTO CHICKEN WITH BOW TIE PASTA" brand frozen meals. Printed on each side of each package is a production code of "8280595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best Before MAY 2010."
10.5-ounce packages of "LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN MEDITERRANEAN" brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of "8231595912" or "8241595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2010"; a production code of "8263595912," "8269595911" or "8274595912," as well as a use-by date of "Best before OCT 2010"; or, a production code of "8291595912" or "8301595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV 2010."
12.5-ounce packages of "LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN TUSCAN" brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of "8234595911" and a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2009"; a production code of "8253595911" or "8269595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before OCT 2009"; or, a production code of "8292595911" or "8296595911" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV 2009."
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 and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

People who have bought any of these products are asked to call the Nestle Consumer Services Center at (800) 227-6188.

Here's the full statement from the USDA.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  November 18, 2008; 11:11 AM ET
 
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Comments

I would not minimize the serious nature of a food recall, but the first thing that came to mind was a line from the ZZ Top song "TV Dinners": "I even like the chicken if the sauce is not too blue."


Posted by: mattintx | November 18, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Many frozen food companies refuse to list country of origin. Canada forces their manufacturers to put such info on box. On seafood, one can see the consumer buying frozen salmon from Canada only - by a Canadian brand, while avoiding the same brand's shrimp from Canada, Mexico, or China. Discerning consumers have already given up on multinational corporations globalized frozen dinners. Frozen food companies have an obligation to prepare food that is made in the USA or Canada for those who want to eat safer foods.

Posted by: hsc1038 | November 18, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please, hsc1038, don't be so xenophobic -- there's plenty of safe food from other countries besides the US or Canada. What an idiotic thing to say. Stupid much?

My other comment is how come I don't get Lean Cuisine bowtie pasta with pesto here where I live? Sounds good!!

Posted by: 7900rmc | November 19, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

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