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Lean Cuisine spaghetti, meatball entrees recalled

Posted March 14, 2011

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— Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is recalling approximately 10,260 pounds of frozen spaghetti and meatball entrees that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

The products subject to recall include 9.5-oz. packages of “Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs."

The packages bear the establishment number “P-7991” and the case code “0298595519P” and a best before date of November 2011 printed on the side of the package, underneath the ingredient listing. The spaghetti and meatball products were packaged on Oct. 25, 2010, and shipped to distributors and retail stores east of the Rocky Mountains.

The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from consumers in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, upon finding hard plastic in the product. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time.

Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a health care professional.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Rox O’Hearn, manager of marketing communications at 440-264-5170 or Bonita Cleveland, consumer services manager, at 440-264-5194.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

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