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Nestle Recalls Lean Cuisine Spaghetti with Meatballs


Yesterday, U.S. Nestlé announced the voluntary recall of its product LEAN CUISINE® Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs.

Nestlé is taking this action after a few consumers reported they had found red plastic in the meatball portion of the entrée. No injuries were reported by any of these consumers.

Nestlé reports the plastic complaints appear to be confined to a very short period of production. The voluntary recall is limited to this one hour of production, which was distributed to multiple states.

The entrée being recalled was produced during late October, 2010. Nestlé believes very little remains in retail distribution as the product is popular.

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Consumers are asked to examine their freezer inventory for specific packages of LEAN CUISINE® Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs. Involved packages will have UPC 13800-10390 and would carry the production code 0298595519 P.

To locate the production code, consumers should look for the gray “proof of purchase” panel, located on the right end flap of the package, below the ingredient statement.

No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled LEAN CUISINE item should not consume the product, but instead should contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (866) 606-8264 or [email protected] for further instructions. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination.

U.S. Nestle Press Release, March 14, 2011