We hear about food recalls so frequently these days, I wouldn't be surprised if we're almost becoming desensitized to the idea that our food supply is potentially totally dangerous. But I'm not sure how anyone could NOT be totally shocked and appalled by the latest: Some packages of Lean Cuisine ravioli, made by Nestlé, are being recalled because they may contain fragments of glass, the Food and Drug Administration said. What. The ... ?!?!?
The "good news" is that the recall applies only to packages of Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, with the production codes 2311587812 or 2312587812, and the "best before by" date of December 2013, the FDA reassures. But man oh man. If you're one of the unlucky people who bought or, geeze, attempted to EAT that ravioli ... woooo, should you be furious!
Unnervingly, this isn't the first time Lean Cuisine has had inanimate objects floating around in its meals ... Back in March 2011, they had to recall their spaghetti and meatballs entree, because they were hearing complaints about red, hard plastic in the product from consumers in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. No injuries were reported, but still.
Similarly, this go round, there have been no injuries reported, but the fact remains that three consumers found "small fragments of glass" in the ravioli. Tell me that's not seriously screwed-up?
Nestle says the recalled entrée was produced during early November 2012, and due to its popularity, they believe "very little remains in retail distribution." But, err, one burning question remains: How did the GLASS get in there?! Looks like we're not getting an explanation on that ...
Man! As easy as frozen dinners might be for calorie counting, portion control, and convenience, times like these are enough to make you consider slaving in the kitchen to make homemade meals three times a day 365 days a year, huh?
Do recalls like this concern you?
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