The recall affects the company’s microwaveable boneless pork rib patties.
Boston market recall
Credit: The Food Safety and Inspection Service

The Boston Market Corporation is recalling more than 86 tons of its frozen meals following consumer complaints of glass or plastic contamination.

Boxes of boneless pork rib patties—produced by Bellisio Foods in Jackson, Ohio, between December 7, 2018 and February 15, 2019—are affected by the recall.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to an announcement from The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The microwaveable meals are packaged in 14-oz. black cardboard box packages marked “BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals BONELESS PORK RIB SHAPED PATTY WITH BBQ SAUCE & MASHED POTATOES.”

The dinners have best-by dates ranging from December 2019 to mid-February 2020.

If you’ve purchased a box, check the packaging for the following best-by dates and lot codes:

  • “BEST BY” date of 12/07/2019 with the lot code 8341
  • “BEST BY” date of 01/04/2020 with the lot code 9004
  • “BEST BY” date of 01/24/2020 with the lot code 9024
  • “BEST BY” date of 02/15/2020 with the lot code 9046

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end carton flap of the package, the announcement states. The affected items were shipped to a Department of Defense facility in Tucson, Arizona and retailers across the U.S.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the consumption of these patties, but FSIS urges anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.