Attention parents: Hot Pockets recall

A bout of food poisoning may send you for the ER, so take note of any food recalls in your area.

Sometimes you need a quick meal to fill the kids' bellies with before sending them off to practice. For years, many households have turned to delicious Hot Pockets for a tasty and filling dinner. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down operations at the Central Valley Meat Co. due to unsanitary conditions on Monday, February 17, according to CNN.1 Since, this suspension has been lifted, yet the food and beverage company Nestle has voluntarily opted to recall their Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets.

All varieties of the product are included in the recall from the manufacturer due to another recall from Rancho Feeding Corporation that was administered the week of February 10, 2014.2 Specifically, the supplier recalled a variety of meat that is used in this Hot Pocket treat. While only a small amount of Rancho's supply is used in the product, Nestle still urges consumers not to ingest the foods.

Food poisoning can be a dangerous health concern, so it's best take the utmost precautions. Those who experience a bout of the condition may require a trip to the local emergency room for treatment.

Individuals and professionals in need of medical supplies can contact Medex Supply.

1 CNN Health, "School lunch supplier closed by USDA reopens; some Hot Pockets recalled" February 19, 2014
2 Nestle, "Nestle USA announces voluntary recall of Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese" February 18, 2014

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