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Hot Pockets recalled on meat 'unfit' for humans
cnbc via yahoo ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 | Katie Little

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:14:32 PM PST by bgill

Nestlé (Swiss Exchange: NESN-CH) announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of the snack products following a widespread meat recall.

The move affects its Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets in three sizes and its Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese flavor in the two-pack box. In total, about 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets were recalled, NBC News reported.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hotpockets; meat; recall
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Hot Pockets recall.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:14:34 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Hot Pockets Unfit for humans’ is somehow news?


2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:34 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: bgill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N-i9GXbptog


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bgill

“A hot pocket for breakfast, a hot pocket for lunch, and dead for dinner” - Jim Gaffigan


4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:17:23 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: bgill

... the products are “unfit for human food.”

I’d pretty much figured that out by simple observation.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:18:07 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: bgill

If you can stomach a hot pocket, a little tainted meat isn’t going to upset your system.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:19:24 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: bgill

They’ve been unfit for humans for a long time.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:03 PM PST by Professional Engineer (I am not cynical. /s)
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To: bigheadfred

I was really hoping that was a Jim Gaffigan link. You did not disappoint!


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:21:45 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bgill

Hot pockets - the name is enough to keep me away from it.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:27:07 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.)
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To: bgill

Every time I hear “Hot Pockets” it reminds me of a guy I had on my crew.

He sewed pockets on the inside of his coat under the armpits.

He would put his lunch in the pockets while he worked and it was hot by the time lunch rolled around.

The coat got to stinking so bad I paid the guy $3 for it and threw it in the fire.

Needless to say I’ve never had a Hot Pocket.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:18 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Newbomb Turk

What I was thinking....


11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:39:04 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: henkster

LOL - “Dead pocket”


12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:41:20 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: henkster

Jim Gaffigan is hilarious.

He was on Talking Dead the other night after Walking dead.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:41:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bgill

For the price you pay for that nasty, unwholesome gak you can go buy some real meat and cook it.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:42:29 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: bgill
The Nestle recall notice specifies "Philly Steak and Cheese" batches with "use by" dates between March 2014 and December 2014.

My youngest likes Hot Pockets, so I checked my freezer. I found a "Philly Steak and Cheese" which I bought last week. It has a "use by" date of Feb 2015.

This indicates to me that the recalled items were made last year, and most likely have already been consumed.

15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:44:51 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: bgill

16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:47:42 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:49:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I like ‘em on the bone, myself. Easier to turn on the grill.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:57 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: cripplecreek



19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:55:16 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: PapaBear3625
This indicates to me that the recalled items were made last year, and most likely have already been consumed.

Yes, a "use by" date on frozen foods of next month means they were sold a year ago. Wonder how long they knew about it but didn't bother telling anyone.

20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:13 PM PST by bgill
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To: Billthedrill
I'm trying to lose weight. I bookmarked this and the previous post and will look at them anytime my appetite returns.
21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:17 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: bgill

They are also unfit for the roof of your mouth. Sir, would you like that frozen or boiling lava hot? Hotttttt Pocketttt.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:41 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: cripplecreek

I had no idea that our politicians came packaged in that manner.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:05:46 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Dallas59; cripplecreek
Now you're just exaggerating.

At least inverted boneless pork rectums have a common use in the United States: making dumplings for Chinese restaurants.

24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:07:07 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Noumenon

On election day we just break out a new crate of pork rectums.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:08:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Scoutmaster

Pooork Recuuums


26 posted on 02/19/2014 7:10:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CrazyIvan; skinkinthegrass
So...what could be in them that a snake would like?


27 posted on 02/19/2014 7:28:46 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Scoutmaster

What??


28 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:09 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: cripplecreek

Rectum! Nearly killed ‘im!


29 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:13 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: cripplecreek

Now you’re just making me hungry, and the closest all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet closed at 10.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:02 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: al baby

Memories of BRD!


31 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I have decided on SPAM sandwiches tonight


32 posted on 02/19/2014 7:39:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Scoutmaster
If you want Chines just make sure you go to a reputable establishment.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 7:42:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Salamander; cripplecreek
A guy posted cripplecreek's photo on his Facebook page in 2012. The photo was taken in a restaurant in Taiwan, and the pork rectums were to be used for Chinese dumplings.

It caused an immediate, but short-lived, frenzy in the media about inverted boneless pork rectums in the U.S. and the exportation of inverted boneless pork rectums (which are more expensive and labor-intensive, and are chopped) and non-inverted boneless pork rectums (the poor man's pork rectums, which are ground).

Turns out they are used here for the same thing, dumplings - and for hot dogs.

Google 'boneless pork rectums' the next time you want to start your diet.

I don't know why I know these things. It's a curse. Tim McCarver was the last catcher to lead the National League in triples. Stop me before I spew additional useless factoids.

34 posted on 02/19/2014 7:53:16 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s always so hard to find the Inverted kind.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 7:54:48 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: bgill

Is the owner of the company a Republican?


36 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:29 PM PST by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Prospero

As a society we want everything right now. As my great grandmother used to say, “If you are so hungry that you don’t have time to invert your own pork rectums, chances are getting them pre inverted probably won’t save you.”


37 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Salamander
d@nggit! ..no hands/fingers!
now if i were a skink..Lizard.

38 posted on 02/19/2014 8:16:48 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: bgill

That meat was uninspected... that doesn’t mean unfit inspire of what the government says.

I put odds on that the meat is way safer than any fruits or vegetables coming in from Mexico or South America


39 posted on 02/19/2014 8:24:36 PM PST by Nifster
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To: bgill
Hot Pockets are gross. Never understood the appeal of them. I also never understood Pop Tarts either. How would those be appetizing to anybody?

However, the absolute worst in convenience food has to be those "Lunch-able" snack boxes that kids are toting to school these days. All that packaging for just a few crackers and hunks of sliced processed "cheese" and slimy luncheon meat. So salty too. These Lunch-able boxes could have been sitting in a warehouse since 1982. How would we know?


40 posted on 02/19/2014 8:26:36 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Whoever invented “Lunchables” had a deep hatred for children.

P.S. You can make your own “hot pockets” with some rolled-out refrigerated biscuits and creative fillings. Tasty, too.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 8:30:25 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Scoutmaster
"At least inverted boneless pork rectums have a common
use in the USA: making dumplings for Chinese restaurants."
NOooOOOOOOOO!

42 posted on 02/19/2014 8:31:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: cripplecreek

Since when did rectums have bones? Any, WHO would want to eat this yuck?


43 posted on 02/19/2014 8:51:01 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Prospero; cripplecreek
That's because we're shipping so many inverted boneless pork rectums out of the country. Take, for example, this study in inverted boneless pork rectum mathematics:

On an international export/import website they put of the request, “We [Samda Economy And Trade Inc] are a trading company in Korea and looking for ‘Pork Rectum’ from the United States and will buy 2~3 20 feet containers of that every month.”

I teach math and I am always on the look out for interesting problems. It makes an nice exercise to calculate how many rectums it would take to fill those containers. The 20-foot container is a standard size; we have all seen these containers on the highway. They measure 20′ x 8′ x 8.5′ feet. The volume is 1,360 cubic feet.

We only need one more piece of information. The size of the average, deboned, inverted pig’s rectum is two feet long, and 2 inches wide. For the purposes of this calculation, we can assume that the rectum is a parallelepiped, which is to say, a rectangular box of size 2′ x 0.167′ x 0.167′ feet.

A standard rectum thus takes up 0.056 cubic feet. We’ll ignore packing considerations for now and imagine that we’re trying to stuff as many rectums as we can into a container. This calculation, which will represent an upper bound, is easy: we have 1,360 available cubic feet, and each rectums takes up 0.056 cubic feet.

That makes about 25,000 rectums per container. Using the universal principle “one pig, one rectum”, this makes it 25,000 pigs slaughtered per container. Of course, packaging adds bulk, so that the actual number of rectums that can be transported per container must be less. A figure of 20% to 30% increase per rectum seems reasonable. That is, each dry rectum, considering the plastic, dry ice, cardboard, etc., is like 1.2 to 1.3 packaged rectum.

This means that each takes up about 0.067 to 0.072 cubic feet per rectum. That gives us a low of about 18,500 to a high of around 20,000 rectums per container.

Now, those Koreans are importing 2 to 3 of those containers every month. Pick the middle figure. That makes 30 containers a year, just going to this one company. That gives a grand total of between 560,000 to 610,000 rectums per year sailing across the high seas on their way to Korea.

The Mathematics of Boneless Pork Rectums

I don't make this stuff up.

44 posted on 02/19/2014 9:19:21 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: skinkinthegrass

You’re forgetting my Ball Python who *carefully* manipulated the interior parts of his *3* locks, using just his neck and head like a crescent wrench so he could go on that 3 week slitherabout.

They don’t need hands or fingers.

:D


45 posted on 02/19/2014 9:35:03 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Scoutmaster

That was fascinating!

[*gag*]

LOL

I *never* eat hot dogs.

Even if there were no pork rectums in them, there’s still the rat snouts to consider.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 9:39:05 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SamAdams76

ROFL


47 posted on 02/19/2014 9:41:08 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Salamander
Sal's snake's I.Q. = 140
Democ'rat's I.Q. = 1/4

48 posted on 02/19/2014 9:47:44 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Salamander
I know a restaurant in London that has a Black Plague theme. The primary protein served on the menu is rat.

Next time I'm going to London, I'll see if you want to tag along.

49 posted on 02/19/2014 10:05:56 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

Well, my boas sure seem to enjoy rat so it can’t be *that* bad.

;D


50 posted on 02/19/2014 10:14:16 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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