Product Recall Alert

February 12, 2014 by Linda Lopez, RUSA Product Compliance Officer

Jane Hiney’s Hot Pockets has been recalled for contamination with a pathogenic “superbug” as posted by the Fuel and Dopage Authority (FDA) office of RUSA on February 7, 2014.
Update:  Further investigation has shown Jane Hiney’s Hot Pockets is adulterated with Bromantane, a blacklisted stimulant.  Bromantane increases alertness and reduces fatigue, and is therefore banned from competitive commuting and randonneuring.

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The so called “superbug” is a previously unknown species. It has been dubbed c. mauvais by investigators. It causes violent, uncontrollable food poisoning.   This ultra high magnification electron microscope image shows a colony of c. mauvais growing in the lab.  The lab culture was originally isolated from an infected K-Hound randonneur who subsisted entirely on Jane Hiney’s Hot Pockets.


If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you ate Jane Hiney’s Hot Pockets, monitor yourself for the symptoms of food poisoning for the next 90 days. Those symptoms include flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you do become ill, see your doctor and mention that you ate this recalled product.



This product was sold at Cousin Marty’s Market on Market Street, The Hungry K-Hound on 24th Street, Marylu’s Corner Café on Gough Street, Rafael’s Rapido-Rando-Quickie-Mart on Mission Street, Valerie’s Vegan Variety Shop on Valencia Street, Ralph’s Dollar Discount on Dolores Street and Pushkin’s Fine Foods on Balboa Avenue.

If you bought Jane Hiney’s Hot Pockets from those stores, check with the retailer to see if you purchased the recalled product. All products were sold from March 2013 to February 7, 2014. Product code 25D16X1D, BB 08 2015. Check with RUSA’s FDA web site to find exact sales dates and location addresses or contact Linda Lopez, FDA Product Compliance Officer, RUSA.


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