The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says consumers should check their freezers due to a recall of Boston Market’s frozen pork meals.

The recall was issued after the manufacturer received complaints from consumers stating there was bits of glass and hard plastic in the meals.

The recall involves 173,000 pounds of Boston Market’s Home Style Meals, Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ sauce and mashed potatoes.

The recalled product was shipped nationwide. Consumers should check their freezers for meals with a best by date of 12/7/2019 lot code 8341, 01/04/2020 lot code 9004, 01/24/2020 lot code 9024, or 02/15/2020 lot code 9046. You can also identify an affected product by checking the establishment number EST. 18297 printed on the end carton flap of the package.

Consumers should discard of the meals or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food- related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: People.com, “Boston Market Recalls Frozen Meals Because People Found Glass and Plastic In Them”