Lean Cuisine Meals Recalled Over Plastic In Food

Thousands of packages of Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled because they may contain plastic. Nestle says its Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta, its Chicken Mediterranean, and its Chicken Tuscan could all pose problems and should not be eaten. The Food and Safety Inspection Service says at least one person has been injured by the plastic inside the meals.

The Pesto Chicken comes in a 9.5 ounce package with a production code of “8280595912” and a date of “Best Before May 2010.”

The Chicken Mediterranean comes in a 10.5 ounce package and could have several production codes and dates: “8231595912” or “8241595912” with “Best Before Sept. 2010”; “8263595912,” “8269595911,” or “8274595912” with “Best Before Oct. 2010”; or “8291595912” or “8301595912” with “Best Before Nov. 2010.”

Each of the packages, distributed throughout all of America, also has an establishment number of “EST P-9018” printed on the box.

This isn’t the first time Nestle has found hard plastic in its prepackaged meals, either. A similar recall was issued for Lean Cuisine meals back in January of 2006.

You can contact Nestle directly with any questions at 1-800-993-8625.

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