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Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals Recalled

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Nestlé Prepared Foods Company has announced a recall of 900,000 pounds of frozen meals because they may contain small foreign objects, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The objects were identified as small pieces of plastic, which were found after the company received consumer complaints. One consumer has reported injury.

The recall is classified as a Class I, a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

Below is a list of the recalled Lean Cuisine meals. The USDA also has a list on their website for your reference.

· 12.5 ounce Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan - with a production code of 8234595911 and a use-by date of Best before Sept. 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."

· The 10.5-ounce Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean – with a production code of 8231595912 or 8241595912 as well as a use-by date of "Best before Sept. 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."

· A 9.5-ounce packages of Cafe Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of 8280595912 as well as a use-by date of "Best Before May 2010."

Any dinners can be returned to your local market for a full refund. For more information consumers can contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).