WASHINGTON – On Dec. 19, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Nestle Prepared Foods, Springville, Utah, recalled approximately 92,206 lbs of Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals due to possible contamination by extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.

Produced and packaged on Sept. 2, 2020, the following product is subject to recall:

  • 8 5/8-oz (244-g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy” with a lot code of 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. P-9018” on the side of the case near the lot number. These items were shipped to retailers and distributors nationwide.

Nestle Prepared Foods received five consumer complaints involving hard white plastic in the product and discovered the problem on Dec. 18. The company believes broken pieces of a plastic conveyor contaminated the mashed potatoes used in the meals during production.

FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.