Nestlé Prepared Foods voluntarily recalled 9.5-oz. packages of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs on Monday after reports surfaced of customers finding red plastic inside the meatballs.
No injuries have been reported, but Nestlé has advised all consumers who may have purchased affected packages not to eat them. So far, according to Nestlé, the complaints about plastic appear limited to packages made during one hour of production in October 2010 and distributed east of the Rocky Mountains. These packages are identifiable by the UPC code 13800-10390 and the production code 0298595519 P, which can be found on the “proof of purchase” panel on the right end flap of the package.
The company said that no other dates, sizes or varieties of Lean Cuisine products are affected.
Because of their popularity, problematic packages are likely no longer in retail distribution, so consumers should look for these items in their freezers.
Customers who bought the recalled product can contact Nestlé at 866-606-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to receive a coupon for a replacement entrée.
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