South Carolina firm recalls spaghetti and meatball entrees,

A South Carolina-based company has recalled more than 10,000 pounds of popular frozen meals because the meals could contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

Nestle Prepared Foods Company, out of Gaffney, South Carolina, announced that a bulk of its product “Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs” is¬†defective¬†and should not be consumed after the company fielded complaints from customers in the Midwest who discovered pieces of hard plastic in the food.

The meals under concern are believed to have been sold only in stores east of the Rocky Mountains. The packages qualifying under the recall have a “best before” date of November 2011, an establishment number of P-7991 and a case code number of 0298595519P.

At this time, there have not been any reported injuries. However, the meals are being recalled because they do pose a hazard to consumers. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said that anyone who has consumed the product and is concerned about an injury should contact a healthcare professional.

We live in a society that regularly trusts and relies on products produced by other people. Most people ingest food everyday that was produced far out of their sight. Because of this, we have imposed strict laws that are meant to ensure that products put on the market are safe and not defective.

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