Rockford Loves Frozen Pizza, But DiGiorno Has Issued A Recall
I know that we hit you with food recall notices all the time, but I figure that we all eat, and if something might be wrong with the food you're about to consume, you'd want to know about it.
This particular recall is unlike many of the others we've told you about. This recall isn't based on E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, or foreign materials found in a food product. This is about a guy noticing that he got a 3-meat pizza in a box that was labeled "pepperoni pizza."
The Wrong Pizza In A Box Has Triggered The Recall Of Nearly 30,000 pounds (or, 15 tons) Of DiGiorno Pizzas
I've got to give the unnamed man some credit for observation, here. Back in the day, when frozen pizza was eaten at our house 3 or more times per week, I'm not sure I would have noticed anything other than maybe an empty box. If I had bought what I thought was pepperoni, but instead got a 3-meat pizza, I would have just eaten the 3-meat pizza and moved on with my day. There's always tomorrow for pepperoni.
The Problem, Other Than Mislabeling The Boxes, Is A Potential Allergen
According to the USDA's Food Safety And Inspection Service (FSIS), the product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 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.
Here's What To Check For In Your Freezer
According to the FSIS website, look for:
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. These items were shipped to retail locations and distribution centers nationwide.