Frozen dinners bearing the Boston Market name have been recalled by the manufacturer after learning they might be contaminated with either pieces of glass or hard plastic, and possibly both, the USDA announced Saturday.
Bellisio Foods reported to Food Safety Inspection Service that the 173,376 pounds of recalled Boston Market dinners were produced on various dates between Dec. 7, 2018, and Feb. 15 this year. All of the recalled frozen dinners have the USDA establishment number “EST. 18297” printed on the end of the individual dinner boxes.
The 14-ounce dinners are packaged in black cardboard boxes and marked as “BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals BONELESS PORK RIB SHAPED PATTY WITH BBQ SAUCE & MASHED POTATOES.”
Consumers should look for the following dates and lot codes to determine whether they have any of the recalled frozen dinners on hand:
- “BEST BY” date of 12/07/2019 with the lot code 8341;
- “BEST BY” date of 01/04/2020 with the lot code 9004;
- “BEST BY” date of 01/24/2020 with the lot code 9024; or
- “BEST BY” date of 02/15/2020 with the lot code 9046.
The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints of possible glass or hard plastic pieces being found in the frozen entree. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.