9/28/21 - DiGiorno Frozen Pizza Recall

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Nearly 28,000 pounds of DiGiorno frozen pizzas have been recalled. They are labeled pepperoni, but may actually be three-meat pizzas with soy protein.

(Mlive) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that about 27,872 pounds of DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The products labeled as pepperoni pizza may actually be three-meat pizza, which contains the textured soy protein. The recalled products were shipped nationwide.

The problem was discovered when a consumer complained that a three meat pizza was in a box labeled as pepperoni pizza.

The recalled products were produced on June 30. They are in 26-ounce cartons labeled as “DiGiorno Pepperoni Crispy Pan Crust” with lot code 1181510721 and best by date of MAR2022. They are marked with “EST. 1682A” inside the USDA mark of inspection; the mark indicates Nation Pizza Products Limited, which is owned by Nestle USA, Inc.

About 27,872 pounds of DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza is being recalled because it contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The products labeled as pepperoni pizza may actually be three-meat pizza, which contains the textured soy protein.Provided by USDA

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

There is concern that the recalled pizzas may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers are urged not to eat the pizza; either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Bonita Cleveland, Consumer Services Manager at Nestle USA, at 1-800-681-1676 or bonita.cleveland@us.nestle.com.

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.

Consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, can access the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

 

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