The recall includes approximately 762,615 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets that were packed in 54-ounce cartons containing 12 Hot Pockets with an expiration date of February 2022. The label reads “Nestlé Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches: Premium Pepperoni Made With Pork, Chicken Beef Pizza Garlic Buttery Crust.”
The recalled Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16 and shipped to stores across the country, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
“The quality, safety and integrity of Nestlé USA and Hot Pockets products remain our No. 1 priority,” Nestlé said. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers.”
Nestlé did not immediately respond to additional inquiries.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service said the Hot Pocket recall was considered Class 1, a high-health risk “where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”