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by John McGran, Columnist

 
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After fielding seven consumer complaints, Nestle Prepared Foods Company began recalling 879,565 pounds of frozen Lean Cuisine chicken meals that may contain small pieces of hard blue plastic.

No serious injuries have yet been reported but one consumer did complain of a minor gum injury that did not require medical attention.

So before you east your next Lean Cuisine meal, check for these recalled products:

• 9.5-ounce packages of LEAN CUISINE PESTO CHICKEN WITH BOW TIE PASTA brand frozen meals. Printed on each side of each package is a production code of "8280595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best Before MAY 2010."

• 10.5-ounce packages of LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN MEDITERRANEAN brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of "8231595912" or "8241595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2010"; a production code of "8263595912," "8269595911," or "8274595912," as well as a use-by date of "Best before OCT 2010"; or a production code of "8291595912" or "8301595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV 2010."

• 12.5-ounce packages of LEAN CUISINE CHICKEN TUSCAN brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of "8234595911" and a use-by date of "Best before SEP 2009"; a production code of "8253595911" or "8269595912" as well as a use-by date of "Best before OCT 2009"; or a production code of "8292595911" or "8296595911" as well as a use-by date of "Best before NOV 2009."

Each package also bears the USDA mark of inspection as well as the establishment number "EST P-9018." The frozen chicken meals were produced on Aug. 18, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Sept. 19, Sept. 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22, and Oct. 27, 2008, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, according to the USDA.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call 800-227-6188.





@ 3:48pm ET on November 20, 2008
Thanks for the info, a coworker of mine eats these. I will let her know.

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