Boston Market frozen meals recalled over possible glass, plastic fragments

More than 170,000 pounds of Boston Market brand frozen meals have been recalled amid concerns that some products may contain pieces of glass or plastic, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a press release on Saturday.

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The recall applied to Boston Market Home Style Meals’ boneless pork rib shaped patty with BBQ sauce and mashed potatoes products manufactured by Bellisio Foods in Jackson, Ohio. The products in question were produced between Dec. 7, 2018 and Feb. 15, 2019.

The FSIS said it was notified about consumer complaints about glass or hard plastic fragments in the frozen meal’s rib-shaped patty on Feb. 22. Officials have not received any reports about injuries or health issues.

“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,” the agency said in a press release. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

All of the packages have the establishment number “EST. 18297” on their carton flap. The meals were shipped to a Department of Defense facility in Tucson, Arizona, as well as retail locations around the country.

“Boston Market confirmed with the manufacturer, Bellisio Foods, that it was undertaking all necessary steps to promptly recall the frozen entrée product,” a Boston Market spokesperson said in a statement. “It is Boston Market’s understanding that there have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness with respect to this frozen entree product. Consumers who have purchased this frozen entrée product should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.”

The spokesperson added that the recall "does not involve any products that are sold in Boston Market restaurants."


Consumers with questions about the recall were instructed to call Bellisio Foods’ consumer affairs supervisor Krista Cummings at 855-871-9977.

This story has been updated.