Nestlé recalls plastic-tainted Lean Pockets

Mount Sterling's Nestlé plant is recalling a variety of Lean Pockets that may contain pieces of plastic.

About 350,000 packages of the products, a spinach artichoke chicken package with two sandwiches, are affected.

At this point, the company is uncertain how the pieces of white plastic of various sizes managed to get into the products, said spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn.

Three consumers have complained and two injuries have been reported, O'Hearn said.

”We're checking out every different lead,“ she said. ”It feels a little bit like a detective operation.“

O'Hearn urged any consumers who have the packages to contact Nestlé and return them so the company can further trace the error.

The packages have a ”best before“ date of November 2009 and a package code of 8144544616, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The products also list an establishment number of P7721A.

Concerned consumers can call 1-800-350-5016.

Nestlé makes Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets at the Mount Sterling plant, which employs about 1,100 people. The plant still is in operation.