Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hot Pocket Recall

On February 18, 2014, the Central Valley Meat Company issued a recall on two kinds of Philly steak and cheese hot pockets. Recently, the USDA had recalled more than 8.7 million pounds from the Rancho Meat Company due to their processing of "unsound and diseased animals."

A school who buys their meat from that supplier had to cancel their shipments due to the hot pockets containing diseased meat. Thankfully, they caught it before the meat got into the schools, much less the kids mouths.

Honestly, how the sick animals got into the factories is beyond me. Factory owners and workers need to be more cautious of what meat gets into the grinders, much less our food. This is disgusting and turns me against hot pockets altogether.

After hearing this, it makes my stomach turn at the thought of the sick and gross meat that slipped into those hot pockets. Now that this has happened, I will be checking the internet for any signs of bad meat that may have snuck it's way into my food.

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The author uses quotes from the company explaining it's apology. It impacts the article by showing the company admits its mistakes and how it plans on changing its ways in the future.

Payne, Ed. Friedman, Chandler. School Lunch Supplier Closed Down by USDA Reopens; Some Hot Pockets Recalled. Article. CNN. CNN, 19 Feb. 2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. <>

Hanson L., Barbara. Cheesesteak @ 99 Miles to Philly. Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, 17 June 2006. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. <>

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