The company's boneless pork ribs were affected.

By Ana Calderone
February 26, 2019 01:14 PM
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Credit: United States Department of Agriculture

Frozen food distributor Bellisio Foods is recalling Boston Market pork meals because of a possible contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall on Saturday, stating that over 173,000 pounds of frozen entrée products are affected.

The boxes labeled Boston Market Home Style Meals Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce and Mashed Potatoes could be “contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass or hard plastic,” the FSIS said.

The products were shipped to retailers nationwide, so shoppers should check their freezers for boxes with the “best by” day of 12/07/2019 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.

A Boston Market spokesperson tells PEOPLE they confirmed with Bellisio Foods that they are “undertaking all necessary steps to promptly recall the frozen entrée product,” they said in a statement. They also added that the recall does not involve any products that are sold in Boston Market restaurants.

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Customers first notified Bellisio that they were finding foreign matter in the food on Feb. 22, though no injuries were reported.

The FSIS is encouraging consumers to throw away or return the frozen meals to retailers. For questions on the recall, contact Bellisio Foods at (855) 871-9977.