Hot Pockets Recall Expands to Nationwide Beef Recall
A beef recall that led to the recall of thousands of units of hot pockets across the nation has prompted calls from food safety advocates for change within the food and meat preparation industries.
The recall, which was provoked by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in late February, resulted from accusations that the beef was tainted. According to the USDA, the meat used in the hot pockets was derived from “diseased and unsound” livestock. The animals and the resulting meat were not adequately inspected, officials reported.
The original recall encompassed four different types of Hot Pockets products, including pastries containing Philly Steak.
Hot Pockets are owned and produced by Nestle.
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