There’s news of a recall that has been announced by Nestlé USA on Thursday, March 10. As reported by CBS 8, the detailed list of products — which include the popular DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products — are voluntarily being recalled because they could contain glass. By referencing the list, which includes the specific production codes, item names, UPC numbers, and “best before” dates of the following products, consumers can figure out if they have any of the recalled items in their homes.
As reported in the above linked-to press release, Nestlé USA believes that the glass pieces potentially contained in any of the affected products stem from spinach, since it is a common ingredient in all of the below products.
This voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following products.
- DiGiorno 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
- Stouffer’s Chicken Lasagna
The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the side panel of the package. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine or Stouffer’s products are affected by this recall.
Eating glass can be a dangerous prospect, as reported by the Star Online, which reports that several students were hospitalized after eating shards of glass in their fried noodles.
“No injuries have been reported. We are recalling these products because they may contain small pieces of glass that may cause injury. Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the glass is spinach that was an ingredient common to the products subject to this recall.”
However, Nestlé USA made sure to report that there haven’t been any injuries that have been reported to their company as a result of the potential glass particles that might be found in the foods on the recall list. The Nestlé USA organization did admit that they were issuing the voluntary recall of the products listed because a few customers told the company that they had discovered small glass pieces in certain products listed above.
As a result of the recall, consumers who have already bought the products on the recall list are being urged to call Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-681-1676.
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The Nestlé USA isn’t the first food recall that was recently announced.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 10, 2016
Certain Corona Extra beer bottles might also contain glass, as reported by ABC News, which lists how consumers can discover the Corona Extra beer that’s a part of the recall. Although it is a small percentage that’s reportedly a part of the recall, consumers are being urged to pay attention to the Corona Extra beer that could contain glass pieces.
The recall news doesn’t end there. Due to salmonella concerns, a massive pistachio recall is being reported by WIVB. The pistachios that are a part of that recall fall under the Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe’s pistachio brands — with similar “best before” dates and more detailed recall information being reported by CBS.
According to Fortune, there have been at least 11 cases of salmonella sickening related to the pistachios involved in the recall.
In the first photo above, boxes containing Snickers chocolate bars are thrown into a hole on Thursday, March 10, in preparation for burning after a massive recall last month. Approximately 15 tons of chocolate were disposed of.
[Photo by AP Photo/Adel Hana]