The issue was uncovered by the manufacturing facility’s internal detection systems.
The product contains a salad dressing that could be contaminated with hard plastic.
Olga Pawluczyk is the founder and CEO of P&P Optica. She has pioneered the use of hyperspectral imaging in the food processing sector. We asked her how PPO’s Smart Imaging System uses the science of spectroscopy to improve the quality and safety of our food.
Abbott voluntarily recalled several products manufactured at its Sturgis, Michigan plant following complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport illnesses in infants. One illness may have contributed to an infant death.
The recalled products were distributed in eight states.
Although the recalls affected a wide range of products, prepared foods and produce were the top categories.
The effectiveness of detection systems for food processing varies according to multiple factors. Assessing them accurately is crucial for ensuring that contaminants are removed early.
Thus far the company has received four consumer complaints of extraneous materials in the not-ready-to-eat hot pockets, including one minor injury.
The frozen, ready-to-eat nuggets may be contaminated with a flexible rubber material.