By The Associated Press
Troy Warren for CNT #Foodie
Problem revealed after three meat pizza was reported inside carton labeled as pepperoni pizza
Nestlé is recalling 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizzas due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week.
The frozen pizzas contain textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product labels.
People with soy allergies should not consume the pizzas.
The problem was discovered after the company received a consumer complaint that a three meat pizza was inside a carton labeled as pepperoni pizza.
The pizzas were produced on June 30 and were shipped to retail locations and distribution centers around the country.
The company has issued an immediate recall for all 26-oz. cartons with labels containing “DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust” with lot code 1181510721 and “Best Buy” date of March 2022.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1682A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
The USDA-FSIS is concerned that some of the products may already be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to the store.
When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov.
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