Boston Market Recall: What You Should Know
When purchasing food from the grocery store, you expect it to be safe to eat. Unfortunately, this safety is not always the reality. Recently, frozen dinners from the popular manufacturer and restaurant chain Boston Market have undergone a recall throughout the United States after manufacturers suspected that pieces of glass and plastic contaminated the meals. The United States Department of Agriculture is telling consumers to discard or return the meals for a refund as soon as possible.
What Is the Boston Market Recall?
On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Boston Market frozen pork dinners because of a contamination of plastic and glass in the meal. The frozen food distributor Bellisio Foods is responsible for the distribution of these meals. According to the government, over 173,000 pounds of these meals may have contaminated products.
If you frequent Boston Market regularly but do not purchase their frozen foods, you do not have to worry. This recall does not involve any products that Boston Market sells in their restaurants, only certain frozen foods. Plastic and glass can cause significant injury and illness if consumed, so it is important you take action quickly if you believe that you purchased or consumed one of these products.
How Do You Know If the Recall Affects You?
If you have recently purchased a Boston Market frozen dinner, you may be subject to this contamination. If you purchased a Boston Market Home Style Meal with a barbecue boneless pork rib shaped patty and a side of mashed potatoes, examine the box. Look for the establishment number “EST. 18297” on one of the carton flaps on the packages.
Contaminated frozen meals will have best by dates of December 7th, 2019 with a lot code of 8341 or January 4th, 2020 with the lot code 9004. You should also return meals that have a best buy date of January 24th, 2020 and a lot code of 9024 or a best buy date of February 15th, 2020 with a lot code of 9046.
The United States Department of Agriculture has not yet received any reports of the meals causing any illnesses or adverse reactions. However, some consumers have reported finding the foreign objects in the meal’s pork rib patty. If you have one of these meals in your freezer, discard it immediately or return it to your local grocery store.
If you have consumed one of these meals, visit a doctor as soon as possible to receive a medical evaluation. If you start experiencing adverse reactions or suffer an injury due to the consumption of a Boston Market frozen dinner, seek medical attention and contact a defective product attorney in San Diego as soon as possible.
Your Legal Options in the Boston Market Recall
If you find a foreign object in your food or consume plastic or glass, you may suffer injuries to your mouth, teeth, gums, and throat. You may also suffer from allergies or internal injuries after consumption. If you believe you suffered injuries due to consuming a Boston Market frozen meal, visit a doctor and contact a defective products attorney to represent you.
You can file a product liability claim against the distributor, vendor, or manufacturer of the Boston Market frozen meal. You will have to prove that you purchased one of the contaminated products, consumed it, and suffered injuries because of the contamination. At the end of your claim, you can receive damages to recover from your injuries and compensate for your economic and non-economic losses.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages due to recovery time
- Physical pain and suffering, such as disability or impairment
- Emotional pain and suffering, such as mental anguish and emotional distress
If you believe you suffered injuries as a result of the Boston Market frozen meal contamination, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.