Hot Pockets Recalled: Nestle Pulls Philly Cheese Steak From Shelves0
If you love Hot Pockets, there is a possibility that you may not love them so much after reading this article. It turns out that, according to Time Magazine, Hot Pockets are being removed from store shelves for using “diseased and unsound animals.” This means that the delicious treat you’ve loved so much that is full of the cheap, wonderful mystery meat may not be all that it’s cracked up to be.
It’ll be interesting to see how they overcome this little PR snafu, since this is the kind of scandal that can wreck a company. At least the marketing folks on Madison Avenue will have their work cut out for them, since people may never view this product the same. What are the medical implications of eating Hot Pockets? Maybe we can start by finding out what happens when you eat a diseased animal. That can’t be good.
If you were planning to eat a Hot Pocket today, you might want to reconsider that decision. Several varieties have been recalled after it came to light that some of the products’ meat had not undergone proper inspection, CBS Baltimore reports.
More specifically (and more vomit-inducingly), some of the meat — if affiliated with the California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation — could have come from “diseased and unsound animals,” according to a news release from the USDA. The Giant supermarket chain has pulled the Philly Steak & Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese varieties, according to CBS Baltimore.