Some Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled after customers reported finding shards of glass in their previously frozen food.
Nestle has issued a Lean Cuisine recall for their Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli on February 8, after at least three customers reported finding glass fragments in the pasta.
Although no injuries have been reported, this could pose a serious chocking hazard or laceration risk. Nestle indicates that due to the popularity of the product, the meals may have already been consumed.
The recall consists of only the Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli meals with UPC 13800-58358, production codes 2311587812 and 2312587812 and an expiration date of December 2013, which can be found on the gray “proof of purchase” panel located below the ingredient statement.
The recalled Lean Cuisine meals were manufactured by Nestle’ Prepared Foods Company in early November 2012 and sold nationwide.
In recent years, Nestle has been forced to issue Lean Cuisine recalls at least twice before due to foreign material contamination. In March 2011, more than 10,000 pounds of Lean Cuisine spaghetti and meatballs meals were recalled due to contamination by plastic debris. A similar Lean Cuisine recall was issued in November 2008 for more than 875,000 pounds, because of plastic contamination. In all three cases, it was consumers who found the debris in their food while eating.
Nestle’ stated they are reaching out to known consumers to ask them to check their freezer for the recalled product. The FDA is advising consumers to not eat the recalled meals and contact Nestle’ Consumer Services at (866) 586-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve the recalled product for investigation and also provide a free replacement coupon.