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USDA Recalls Lean Cuisine Meal Products


Nestle has recalled Lean Cuisine products that might be contaminated with pieces of plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA). The “Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal” products are being recalled.

Per the USDA, “8 5/8-oz. (244g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy” with a lot code of 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021,” are being recalled.

The company received complaints from consumers that they had found hard white plastic pieces in the product. No reports of injury or illness were reported from consumers. Consumers that purchased the products should throw them away or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

Nestle believes that the mashed potatoes were contaminated with plastic pieces from a broken conveyor belt.

Read the full press release here.

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