Nestle’s DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, Stouffers Recall: Glass Fragment Contamination

  • Written by: Russell Maas

Nestle’s is recalling 3 million popular frozen food products following consumer complaints of finding pieces of glass, which may pose a laceration and choking hazard. 

The Nestlé’s DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffers recall was announced by the FDA on March 10, following several complaints indicating that small pieces of glass were found in the frozen food products. To date, no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes frozen pizzas, Panini’s, ravioli’s, lasagna’s, and soufflé’s. The manufacturer and the FDA are warning consumers not to eat the recalled frozen foods due to the potential for glass shards to cause lacerations to the lips, mouth, throat and stomach if ingested. Depending on the consumer, variations in size of the glass pieces in the foods could cause choking hazards for children and adults.

According to the FDA’s initial investigation, the contamination source is believed to have been an ingredient used in the spinach, which was the only commonality between all of the impacted products. Both Nestle and the FDA are currently investigating the situation to verify and correct the source of the contamination.

The recall includes an estimated three millionDiGiorno Thin & Crispy Spinach and Garlic Pizza, DiGiorno Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, DiGiorno pizzeria Thin Crust Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, DiGiorno pizzeria Tuscan-style Chicken Pizza, Lean Cuisine Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, Lean Cuisine Spinach Artichoke Ravioli, Lean Cuisine Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli, Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini, Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna (10 oz., 37 oz. and 96 oz. sizes), Stouffer’s Spinach Soufflé, and Stouffer’s Chicken Lasagna.

The recalled food products were manufactured by Nestle USA of Glendale, California and were distributed to various retailers across the nation. The recalled products have “Best Before Dates” ranging from late 2016 into 2017. Consumers and retailers are being asked to check their products and inventory to verify if the production code on the side panel of the package is included in the recall. For a full list of recalled products with production codes, UPC codes, and best before dates, customers may visit the recall notice linked above.

Customers with recalled products are being asked to stop consuming and selling them immediately and contact Nestle Consumer Services at 1-800-681-1676 for information on how to receive a refund or replacement products.

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  1. Julie Reply

    When was the product on the shelf for purchase? I got a message, that I purchase the recall product, I checked to make sure it was gone? Of course I ate it, I need to know when, because of a unexplained GI bleed? Please and thank you…

  2. M Reply

    I had glass in my Lean Cuisine Dinner of Red Skin Mash Pototaes, and Salisbury, . I bit down and it felt like a hard candy. A lot of blood was coming out of my mouth. Swallowed some glass, and tore up my acphgest, had to have internal stiches. Ulcers now in my acphgest and down my throat. I loose my voice and hard time breathing at times. Had 3 surgeries to date. And on special medication, and life injuries. Very traumatized for life. I will never buy any frozen food again. They state no injuries. Lie… I am proof. I have the glass, photos from my surgeries, product container and recipets. All dated all surgeries dated. Photos of my life long damage. Further surgeries.

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