Hot Pockets Recalled Because They Might Have Diseased Animal Meat


Today in the very worst news ever, Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division has announced a recall of my very favorite frozen treat.


Because Hot Pockets ® Philly Steak & Cheese sandwich might, MIGHT be made with the meat of “diseased and unsound animals.”

Oh God, I ate one last night. 

The sandwiches (if that’s what you want to call a frozen hunk of crust, meat and cheese with a hot lava center) were recalled because Nestle may have indirectly purchased meat from Rancho Feeding Corporation, which is in the middle of a USDA recall of its own for beef processed at its plant. 

Apparently Rancho “processed diseased animals” without a full inspection and now I feel like I might vomit.

Ok, I’m pulling it together. Here’s what you guys need to know:

Recalled Product Info

HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes

HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two pack box.  

(Full list of item and batch numbers here)

What To Do If You’ve Purchased

Consumers who may have purchased the affected batches of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese should not consume the product, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.

In related news, my 2013 Halloween costume just got a whole lot scarier:

Lesson learned. Nothing but kale smoothies and quinoa casserole from here on out. 



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