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State recalling Hot Pockets pizza sandwiches
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Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of a food that may have been distributed in Georgia.

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, Mt. Sterling, Ky., is recalling approximately 215,660 pounds of frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza sandwich products that may contain foreign materials according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The following are being recalled:
54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of “HOT POCKETS PEPPERONI PIZZA” brand stuffed sandwiches. Printed on the side of each carton is “8157544614D,” “EST 7721A,” and “BEST BEFORE JAN2010.” Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were produced on June 5 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints.  Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Nestlé Consumer Services Center at (800) 350-5016.

Commissioner Irvin has instructed Georgia Department of Agriculture food safety inspectors to look for these recalled products during their routine inspections of grocery stores and food warehouses to make sure they have been removed from sale.