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Commissaries taking part in Hot Pocket recall

The Defense Commissary Agency is taking part in a recall on some Nestlé Hot Pocket flavors due to a contaminated beef source used in the products.

Customers with the following Hot Pockets are urged to return them to the commissary of purchase for a full refund, DeCA officials announced in a news release.

  • Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese – UPC: 43695071078, Batch Codes: 3021544512, 3029544512, 3197544512, 3240544512, Best Before Date: March, September, October 2014.
  • Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese – UPC: 43695075205, Batch Code: 3022544513, 3191544512, 3224544512, 3254544512, 3268544512, Best Before Date: March, September, October, November 2014.
  • Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese – UPC: 43695159905, Batch Code: 3197544512, 3240544512, Best Before Date: September, October 2014.
  • Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese – UPC: 43695056341, Batch Code: 3211544512, 3248544512, 3283544512, Best Before Date: September 2014.

Commissaries did stock some of the infected product, and officials are working with all stores to get it removed as quickly as possible, Chris Wicker, public health adviser for the DeCA, said in the release.

The reason is due to the recall announced last week by Rancho Feeding Corp., which affects many companies, Nestlé said on its website.

On Feb. 14, Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif., establishment, recalled some 8.7 million pounds of beef, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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