Lean Cuisine is recalling their Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs selection after pieces of red plastic have been found in certain lots of the dinner entrees. There have been no reports about where the red plastic has come from, only warnings that if you have these dinners in your freezer, you should not eat them.
Nestlé, the manufacturer of Lean Cuisine products, 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.
The voluntary recall is limited to just one hour of production, in which the boxes were distributed to multiple states. The recalled packages have the UPC code 13800-10390 with the production code 0298595519 P on the box.
Frozen dinners are hardly considered nutritious after all, even Lean Cuisine which boasts of its natural ingredients and low fat selections, but so many busy moms and dads find the convenience make up for the quality. How many times have you grabbed a frozen entree knowing that by the time you got home from work (which might may after your kids were already in bed), you just wouldn’t have the time or the stamina to make a nutritious meal for yourself? While we make sure our kids have healthy and fresh meals, we sometimes sacrifice our own food for the sake of time.
Even those who have more time but prefer not to cook and take advantage of the ready-to-go meals that can be heated in the microwave. Many senior citizens in my area load up on these packages especially when on sale.
I don’t like the idea of any of the processed packages because I feel that you never really know what’s in them, how long it has been in a package, or how long it has been in your supermarket’s freezer (possibly where it’s been frozen and unfrozen several times over). Still, many of us buy them and then forget they’re even in our fridge after a while.
If you have any stray Lean Cuisine’s (or if your parents do in their fridge), contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (866) 606-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination.