Type of chicken Lean Pocket recalled

July 15, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of a chicken-stuffed Lean Pockets are being recalled because the microwaveable food may contain plastic pieces, the U.S. government said.

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. in Mount Sterling, Ky. is recalling about 200,000 pounds of frozen stuffed chicken sandwich products after the company received consumer complaints, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release.

The recalled products are 9-ounce boxes of "Lean Pockets Spinach Artichoke Chicken -- 2 sandwiches" with a "Best Before" date of "Nov 2009" followed by a package code beginning "8144 544616." Also printed on the side of the package is the establishment number "P7721A."

The line being recalled was produced May 23 and distributed to retail stores nationwide, the FSIS said.

The federal food watchdog agency said it hasn't received any consumer complaints but did note two injuries were reported to the company.

Consumers with questions may contact Nestle Consumer Services Center at 800-350-5016.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 888-674-6854, is available in English and Spanish 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

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