Recall: plastic found in Hot Pockets


Over 200,000 pounds of Nestlé's favorite food of the single tween, Hot Pockets, have been recalled, according to the USDA. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, pieces of plastic from a device used to test metal-detection equipment at the Mount Sterling, KY plant found their way into the Hot Pockets. The recall is limited to Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza in cartons printed with "8157544614D" and "EST 7721A" and "Best Before Jan2010."

Personally, I find most Hot Pockets taste like plastic, with cardboard overtones. I was also struck by the "Best Before" date. The Hot Pockets in question were made on June 5th. Is it possible to make delicious food that can remain on the shelves without diminishing in flavor for over a year and a half? Perhaps only if the flavor is cloying to begin with. I'd suggest anyone who cares about what they put into their body might think twice about any product with a such shelf life.

If you have questions, you can reach the Nestlé Consumer Services Center at 1-800-350-5016.