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Department of Agriculture Recalls Hot Pocket Products

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 4:34 AM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Feb 18, 2014 2:12 PM

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(COLUMBIA) - Giant Food Stores are recalling Hot Pocket products after meat used in the food was produced without required inspections.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of nearly 9-million pounds of Rancho Feeding Corporation's meat products.

The meat didn't undergo proper inspection. Authorities said the product's manufacturers "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

This led Giant Food to recall Hot Pocket philly steak & cheese and Hot Pocket croissant crust philly steak & cheese.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has not reported any illnesses. The affected batches were pulled from store shelves.

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