DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizzas Recalled Because They’re Not Pepperoni
Nestle USA Incorporated in Illinois, is recalling about 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza. Read on to see if you have it in your freezer and if you need to toss it. It was sold in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and all over the USA.
Why has Nestle recalled almost 30,000 pounds of pizza? Because it contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not mentioned on the product label. Also, the package may not have pepperoni pizza at all.
If It Wasn't Pepperoni Pizza, What Was It?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), "The frozen pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein. "
The pizza products were produced on June 30, 2021. The following product is subject to recall
- 26-oz. carton containing “DIGIORNO PEPPERONI CRISPY PAN CRUST” with lot code 1181510721 and “Best Buy” date of MAR2022 on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1682A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Establishment 1682A is Nation Pizza Products Limited, which is owned by Nestle USA, Inc.
The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint that a three-meat pizza was in a carton labeled as pepperoni pizza.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers are urged to throw away the pizzas if they're in the freezer. Or, you can take them back for a refund (but you gotta take 'em back where you got them).
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)
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