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Nestlé recalls Lean Cuisine baked chicken meal due to possible contamination of plastic pieces

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 11:15:22-05

WASHINGTON — Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 92,206 pounds of Lean Cuisine baked chicken meal products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. The following product is subject to recall:

• 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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-9018” on the side of the case near the lot number. These items were shipped to retailers and distributors nationwide.

The problem was discovered on Dec. 18, 2020, by the firm, after receiving five consumer complaints involving hard white plastic found in the product. The firm believes the mashed potatoes used in the production of the baked chicken meals products had pieces of a plastic conveyor belt that broke during production, the release stated.

The FSIS received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.