Lean Cuisine Recalls Over 90 Thousand Pounds of Meals
If you are on a quest to get lean and mean and have a freezer full of Lean Cuisine meals, you may want to check the code and expiration date on the boxes. Seems some have a little extra fiber in the form of hard plastic.
The meals in question are have the code number 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021. 92,206 pounds of Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled due to the possible contamination. These are the baked chicken meals with white meat and stuffing, red skin mash potatoes and gravy packaged in 8 5/8 ounce trays.
According to the USDA, "The problem was discovered on December 18, 2020, by the firm, after receiving five consumer complaints involving hard white plastic found in the product. The firm believes the mashed potatoes used in the production of the baked chicken meals products had pieces of a plastic conveyor belt that broke during production."
Luckily, so far, there have been no injuries or reports of illness due to the foreign objects in the mash potatoes. USDA is urging you to not eat these meals and return them to where you purchased them.
Check your freezer and make sure to check the codes on your meals. If you have any questions, give Nestle Foods a call at (800) 993-8625.
And if you have any of these contaminated meals, maybe it's a sign to go out and get yourself a big fat cheeseburger. Just a suggestion.