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Reason behind Hot Pocket recall, product contains diseased and unsound animals

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We told you on Tuesday about the recall of certain Hot Pockets because they had not been properly inspected.

Well it turns out there's a little more to the story. According to Time some of the meat — if affiliated with the California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation — could have come from “diseased and unsound animals,” revealed in a news release from the USDA.

That doesn't sound good. So make sure you check any Hot Pockets you have on hand, and don't eat them if they are part of this recall.

Monday Giant/Martin's Food Stores alerted customers to a voluntary recall of Philly steak & cheese Hot Pockets. The stores removed Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese from their shelves as a result of the Rancho Feeding Corporation's recall of meat products.

The USDA announced a recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation meat products because they were produced without all required inspections. The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption.

The following products are included in this recall:

Hot Pocket Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC4369507107, Batch numbers:
3021544512 with a best before date of March 2014
3029544512 with a best before date of March 2014
3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014
Hot Pocket Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 4369505634, Batch numbers:
3211544512 with a best before date of September 2014
3248544512 with a best before date of November 2014
3283544512 with a best before date of December 2014
Hot Pocket Philly Steak & Cheese, 54 oz., UPC 4369507520, Batch numbers:
3022544513 with a best before date of March 2014
3191544512 with a best before date of September 2014
3224544512 with a best before date of October 2014
3254544512 with a best before date of November 2014
3268544512 with a best before date of November 2014

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