Lean Cuisine Entrees Recalled, May Contain Plastic

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By Admin on November 19, 2008 9:39 AM

Almost 890,000 pounds of frozen "Lean Cuisine" chicken entrees are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of small plastic, manufacturer Nestle USA and federal health officials announced Tuesday.

The recall applies to the following Lean Cuisine products, distributed to retailers nationwide: 9.5-ounce packages of "Lean Cuisine Pesto Chicken with Bow-Tie Pasta," 10.5-ounce packages of "Lean Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean," and 12.5-ounce packages of "Lean Cuisine Chicken Tuscan." The recall was announced Tuesday by manufacturer Nestle Prepared Foods Company in Springville, Utah. For specific information on the "Lean Cuisine" recall -- including production codes and "Use By" dates for the affected frozen entrees -- see Tuesday's News Release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

According to the FSIS, plastic pieces in the Lean Cuisine entrees were discovered "after the company received consumer complaints and a report of one injury." ABC News reports that "blue plastic has been found in three specific Lean Cuisine dinners -- Cafe Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta, Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean and Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan," and that Nestle has "traced the blue plastic to a single lot of raw ingredients shipped to a Lean Cuisine facility."