Nestle issues recall of Lean Cuisine meals after pieces of plastic found
CLEVELAND Nestle Prepared Foods Co. announced Thursday a recall of hundreds of thousands of its frozen chicken Lean Cuisine meals after reports that pieces of hard plastic were found in the meals.
The recall was issued after several consumer complaints of finding plastic in the meals, including one reported injury, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.
The recall applies to particular boxes of Lean Cuisine’s 9.5-ounce pesto chicken with bow tie pasta meals,10.5-ounce packages of chicken Mediterranean, 12.5-ounce packages of chicken Tuscan, with use-by dates ranging between Sept. 2009 and Oct. 2010. The meals were distributed nationwide, reports have said.
General Mills planning $100 million expansion of its Albuquerque facility
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Breakfast cereal manufacturer General Mills is dishing out $100 million toward the expansion of its Albuquerque plant, according to Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez in his state of the city address Tuesday. The 17-year-old facility, which currently employs about 190 workers, will have 160,000 square feet added, as well as an additional 60 employees. The plant will mainly manufacture snack products, and employees will make an average salary of $40,000.
The Albuquerque plant was chosen for expansion over six to eight other cities because of its low business costs and productive work force. GM needs to first acquire industrial revenue bonds from the city for the project before it can move forward with the expansion. The company anticipates hiring the new employees and beginning expansion near the end of 2009 or beginning of 2010.
Price Chopper opens store in South Burlington, Vt., promotes EatingWell resources
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. Price Chopper Supermarkets opened a 37,000-square-foot super center Tuesday in South Burlington, Vt. In accordance with the grocery store chain’s recent agreement with the EatingWell Media Group, various EatingWell recipes, health guides, cookbooks and magazines will be displayed throughout the store, and health tips and information will be added to the Healthy U page of Price Chopper’s Web site.
The new, South Burlington store will also be included in the grocery’s recently developed “Fuel AdvantEdge,” savings/reward program, which gives buyers 10 cents off every gallon of gas for every $50 of food purchased from Price Chopper. The store is hiring approximately 150 full and part-time employees.