We trust companies all over the world to put edible things into our food, and we just blindly go along with what they say is in their packages — but like the horse meat scandal in Ikea meatballs (and Europe, and Taco Bell), do we really know what’s happening before we take a bite?
If you’re eating Hot Pockets lately, nope!
The meat in Hot Pockets’ Philly Steak and Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese have been recalled because they possibly contained meat from “diseased and unsound animals.”
Why do things like this always get caught AFTER the fact?
The recall was voluntary, with Nestle saying:
“No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of HOT POCKETS├é┬« brand products are affected by this recall.”
Here’s the thing, though — why would we trust someone after they broke our trust with the quality of their ingredients, quality that led to a recall?
To us, that screams DO NOT TRUST!
The Hot Pockets recall is part of a bigger meat recall by Rancho Feeding Corporation, who just recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Honestly, there’s GOTTA be better regulations, checks, and balances we could be putting in place before we put ANY food into our bodies!
Unless of course we grow it ourselves!
Now we just have to figure out how to plant Hot Pocket seeds.
[Image via HotPockets.com.]