Skip to comments.Hot Pockets recalled on meat 'unfit' for humans
Posted on 02/19/2014 6:14:32 PM PST by bgill
NestlÃ© (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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Hot Pockets Unfit for humans’ is somehow news?
“A hot pocket for breakfast, a hot pocket for lunch, and dead for dinner” - Jim Gaffigan
... the products are “unfit for human food.”
I’d pretty much figured that out by simple observation.
If you can stomach a hot pocket, a little tainted meat isn’t going to upset your system.
They’ve been unfit for humans for a long time.
I was really hoping that was a Jim Gaffigan link. You did not disappoint!
Hot pockets - the name is enough to keep me away from it.
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.
What I was thinking....
LOL - “Dead pocket”
Jim Gaffigan is hilarious.
He was on Talking Dead the other night after Walking dead.
For the price you pay for that nasty, unwholesome gak you can go buy some real meat and cook it.
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.
I like ‘em on the bone, myself. Easier to turn on the grill.
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.
They are also unfit for the roof of your mouth. Sir, would you like that frozen or boiling lava hot? Hotttttt Pocketttt.
I had no idea that our politicians came packaged in that manner.
At least inverted boneless pork rectums have a common use in the United States: making dumplings for Chinese restaurants.
On election day we just break out a new crate of pork rectums.
Rectum! Nearly killed ‘im!
Now you’re just making me hungry, and the closest all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet closed at 10.
Memories of BRD!
I have decided on SPAM sandwiches tonight
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.
It’s always so hard to find the Inverted kind.
Is the owner of the company a Republican?
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.”
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
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?
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.
Since when did rectums have bones? Any, WHO would want to eat this yuck?
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.The Mathematics of Boneless Pork Rectums
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 pigs 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. Well ignore packing considerations for now and imagine that were 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.
I don't make this stuff up.
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.
That was fascinating!
I *never* eat hot dogs.
Even if there were no pork rectums in them, there’s still the rat snouts to consider.
Next time I'm going to London, I'll see if you want to tag along.
Well, my boas sure seem to enjoy rat so it can’t be *that* bad.