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Giant, Martin's stores remove Hot Pockets from shelves after recall

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Giant and Martin's grocery stores nationwide are removing Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese from their shelves following a massive beef recall.

Giant/Martin's said it stopped selling the product after being notified by Nestle USA, which makes the snack food. 

The decision stems from a massive meat recall earlier this month involving nearly nine million pounds of beef and veal products from Rancho Feeding Corporation in California.

Federal officials say the meat came from diseased animals that weren't properly inspected.

No illnesses have been reported.

The meat was shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas between January 2013 and 2014.

Giant/Martin's said it has received no reports of illnesses to date. If you bought any of the products listed below, you should discard whatever is left and bring your receipt to Giant/Martin's for a full refund.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Hot Pocket Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC4369507107, Batch numbers:
    • 3021544512 with a best before date of March 2014
    • 3029544512 with a best before date of March 2014
    • 3197544512 with a best before date of September 2014
    • 3240544512 with a best before date of October 2014
  • Hot Pocket Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese, 9 oz., UPC 4369505634, Batch numbers:
    • 3211544512 with a best before date of September 2014
    • 3248544512 with a best before date of November 2014
    • 3283544512 with a best before date of December 2014
  • Hot Pocket Philly Steak & Cheese, 54 oz., UPC 4369507520, Batch numbers:
    • 3022544513 with a best before date of March 2014
    • 3191544512 with a best before date of September 2014
    • 3224544512 with a best before date of October 2014
    • 3254544512 with a best before date of November 2014
    • 3268544512 with a best before date of November 2014

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