When you're finished checking your kids' GoGo SqueeZ applesauce pouches for mold or other food product residue, head to your freezer to see if you have purchased any of the DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, or Stouffer's products being recalled by Nestle over fears of glass pieces! Dear Lord, what's next? A recall on parents' sanity?
For now, the company announced it's recalling 3 million products because spinach used in the assorted DiGiorno pizzas, Lean Cuisine pizzas, paninis and raviolis, and Stouffer's lasagnas and souffles may contain an extremely unappetizing ingredient: glass shards.
No injuries have been reported, but it was customers who alerted Nestle to the problem.
Imagine, you're running late one night so you pop a frozen DiGiorno Tuscan Style Chicken pizza in the oven. Your hungry kiddos gather 'round the table for dinner, and you serve up a slice of hot, delicious... spinach and glass shard pizza. Yummy!
Or how about this: The kids are finally in bed. And you. Are. Starving. So you microwave a Stouffer's whole grain vegetable lasagna and pour yourself a big glass of wine. You cue up "Scandal" on the DVR. Ahhh. Finally. Wait, is that glass in your lasagna?
To see if products you may have purchased are affected by this recall, visit Nestle's website for a full list. If you do have any of the products on the list in your freezer, for the love of God, don't eat them! Instead, call the company at 1-800-681-1676 for instructions.
And hey, as far as we know, the good news is that wine you were drinking should be good to go.
UPDATE: And when you're finished checking your freezer, better check your office snack drawer. Wonderful Pistachios announced it is recalling a "limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios" after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak across nine states. The affected pistachios can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number, which can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.