USDA announces massive recall after plastic found in some frozen dinners

| 11/19/2008

Before you warm up your next frozen dinner, you may want to check to make sure it isn’t one of three Lean Cuisine meals that are part of a major recall because they may contain small pieces of blue plastic.

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. of Springville, UT, is recalling nearly 880,000 pounds of frozen chicken meals after at least seven consumers reported finding pieces of blue plastic in the following Lean Cuisine dinners – Café Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta; Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean; and Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan.

Amanda Eamich, spokeswoman for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, told ABC News on Tuesday, Nov. 18, that the recalled dinners were distributed nationwide, “but it would take time to track precisely which regions, states and cities received the contaminated shipments.”

According to Lean Cuisine’s Web site, you can check the production code located on the right end flap on the box of the three dinners. Click here to see whether your frozen meal matches one of the recalled production codes. Nestle is encouraging people who have the affected product to return it to their supermarket for a full refund.