Following last Friday's USDA recall of some 9 million pounds of what they are calling "diseased and unsound animal meat",  Nestle is now recalling numerous batches of Hot Pockets. Involves Philly Steak & Cheese.

The USDA says the Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, CA,  and a limited amount of the meat was used by Nestle in making Hot Pockets.

According to the USDA, from KTLA-TV:

"...the company was recalling the meat because Rancho Feeding Corp. had “processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspections."

NO illnesses have been reported from the tainted meat, and the USDA and Nestle say consumers who purchased any one or more of the following batches of Hot Pockets should return them to a retailer for a full refund.  See the list here:

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 43695 07107 8, Batch numbers:

  • 3021544512 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3029544512 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese, 54 oz., UPC 43695 07520 5, Batch numbers:

  • 3022544513 with a best before date of March 2014
  • 3191544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3224544512 with a best before date of October 2014
  • 3254544512 with a best before date of November 2014
  • 3268544512 with a best before date of November 2014

Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese 22.5 oz., UPC 43695 15990 5, Batch numbers:

  • 3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014

Hot Pocket Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 43695 05634 1, Batch numbers:

  • 3211544512 with a best before date of September 2014
  • 3248544512 with a best before date of November 2014
  • 3283544512 with a best before date of December 2014
Nestle Consumer Services can be reached at 1-800-392-4057 for questions or information.