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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Small Glass Fragments in Lean Cuisine Ravioli, Plastic in Fast Classics Country-Fried Steaks

Posted By on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 7:00 AM

We have a When Food Attacks two-fer this morning. First, Nestle Prepared Foods Company on Friday announced (via the FDA) a voluntary recall of its Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli -- no, really, that's the product's full name -- after three customers complained that the ravioli portion of the dish contain small fragments of glass.

More like Mean Cuisine, amiright?


Specifically, Nestle has recalled products with one of two production codes, 2311587812 or 2312587812. Both production codes have a "best-before" date of December 2013. The products were distributed nationwide.

According to Nestle's press release, however, "very little" of the recalled product likely remains on store shelves, so consumers should check products that they have already purchased and stored in the freezer. There have been no reports of injuries related to the recall.

Meanwhile, AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Oklahoma, has announced (via the USDA) a recall of15,327 pounds of its Fast Classics brand frozen, fully cooked country-fried steak because the food might contain pieces of plastic.

Specifically, the company has recalled 22.75-ounce pouches and 8.5-pound cases of its Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks. The recalled packages have a case code of 1523560202, a best-by date of March 21, 2014, and the establishment number EST. 2260Y in its USDA inspection mark. The recalled steaks were distributed to Wal-Mart locations in multiple states, including Missouri and Illinois.

The new year is shaping up to be a busy one for AdvancePierre Foods, and not in the good way. Just two weeks ago, the company announced a recall of its Fast Classics Chicken-Fried Chicken Breasts because of the presence of small pieces of metal.

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