Nestle has recalled more than 500,000 packages of Lean Cuisine ravioli after customers reported finding glass fragments in the frozen entrees, USA Today reported on Feb. 12. According to the report, no injuries have been reported by any of consumers.
The Lean Cuisine voluntary recall includes packages of Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli produced in early November 2012 and distributed nationwide. Nestle taking this action after three consumers reported that they had found small fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of the Lean Cuisine entrée.
Nestle assures consumers that the company is dedicated to food quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For this reason Nestle has initiated the voluntary recall. In the press release, Nestle apologized to consumers, saying the company sincerely regrets any inconvenience created by the recall.
Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli packages in question are marked with:
- The UPC number 13800-58358
- Production codes of 2311587812
- "Best before date” of DEC 2013
No other Lean Cuisine products are involved, according to the Nestle press release. Customers who find they have the recalled Lean Cuisine products should not eat them. Consumers are encouraged to contact Nestle Consumer Services at 1-866-586-9424 or email leancuisine@casupport for further instructions.
"SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the "best before date" appears as DEC 2013.
The voluntary recall is limited to these two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the meal may contain fragments of glass. Nestle is taking this action after three consumers reported they had found small fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of the entree. No injuries were reported by any of the consumers.
The entree being recalled was produced during early November, 2012. Due to its popularity, Nestle believes very little remains in retail distribution. For this reason, Nestle is reaching out to consumers to ask that they examine their freezer inventory for specific packages of LEAN CUISINE®, Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358 with production codes 2311587812 and 2312587812 and a "best before date" which appears as DEC 2013. To locate the production code, consumers should look for the gray "proof of purchase" panel, located on the right end flap of the package, below the ingredient statement.
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled LEAN CUISINE item should not consume the product, but instead should contact Nestle Consumer Services at (866) 586-9424 or email@example.com for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET and this Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nestle will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination.
Nestle is dedicated to food quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this recall. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall.
SOURCE Nestle USA"
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