After plastic debris was found in packages of Lean Cuisine Spaghetti and Meatballs, the Nestle’ Company has recalled the product and pulled over 10,000 pounds off the shelves in supermarkets and convenience stores. Complaints from consumers in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin who found red plastic bits in the food were the reason for the recall although there were no reports of injuries. There were concerns over the possibility of choking and internal injuries if sharp pieces of plastic were ingested.
The company believes that the hard red plastic bits reported to be found in the meal to be a broken “stop” button off a part of the equipment that produces the product, although they have yet to find the specific piece of equipment that may have been damaged.
If you have purchased this product, check your refrigerator or freezer for the 9.5 oz. packages with the establishment number of 2991 and case code of 0298595519P. These packages were dated with the “best before” date of November 2011.
Consumers should contact Nestle at 1-866-606-8264 to find out how to get a refund on the purchased product.