Glass shards in Lean Cuisine prompt recall
Nearly 500,000 boxes of Mushroom Mezzaluna are affected after 3 consumers find shards in their meals.
Every culture has its version of the dumpling, but few lend themselves to experimentation quite as well as the ravioli. Whether stuffed with ricotta cheese and drizzled with marinara sauce, filled with pumpkin and garnished with pesto or laden with lobster beneath a stream of aioli, ravioli lives in a world populated by options.
Shards of glass probably shouldn't be among them.
Nestlé (NSRGY) has issued a voluntary recall of some of its Lean Cuisine ravioli dishes after three consumers reported finding glass shards in the product. None of those consumers was injured, but it's safe to say their boxes of reheated dinner were ruined.
While we're relatively certain that "mezzaluna" translates to "half moon" in Italian and not "oh god, my mouth is bleeding," Nestlé still advises shoppers to steer clear of more than 500,000 boxes of its Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli. Nestlé issued a press release identifying the dangerous boxes of ravioli by their production codes of 2311587812 and 2312587812 and a "best before date" of December 2013. Those production codes can be found just below the ingredient list.
Nestle would prefer it if customers didn't tempt fate and try to eat said ravioli. Instead, the company recommends avoiding the least fun in-box surprise ever and contacting its customer service department at (866) 586-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers will get a coupon for a replacement box.
This isn't Lean Cuisine's first bad batch of pasta dishes, either. Back in 2011, its spaghetti and meatballs dishes were recalled after customers found bits of red plastic in the mix. Nestlé spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn says the company apologizes for the latest incident, but is a bit baffled about how the glass got there in the first place.
"This is an unusual complaint for us because we don't have glass in our factories. We have a no-glass policy," O'Hearn told The Huffington Post. "We are very committed to food safety."
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What a bunch of hack journalism. Why dont you just get to the point insted of being so cavalier in your opening. A food recall is a serious matter.
Shame on (ahem) writer Jason Notte his snarky tone in a food recall article. Please send this immature individual back either to the playground or the celebrity fashion review.
I once had a guest at our home take a big swig of a bottle of Smirnoff Ice that had a large deposit of glass sediment in the bottom (and also in her mouth!!).
didn't seem too panicked about it considering. In fact, rather cavalier... I finally asked what they thought would happen if their Chairman and CEO had served that to guest at HIS house. Probably would have closed the frickin production line. Of course, they were all too happy to send a courier over to pick it up and leave another 6-pack - yeah, we sure want THAT after drinking broken GLASS! Always look first... THAT could have ended badly.
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