Over 13,000 Pounds of This Popular Frozen Pizza Is Being Recalled Because of a Serious Contamination
If you're headed to the grocery store to pick up a frozen pizza, you should be cautious as one popular food manufacturer has just announced there may be additional toppings on one of its products you're not going to want to eat.
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods is recalling about 13,099 pounds of its Chicago's Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza due to metal pieces being found in the product. The problem was first noticed when a complaint was received from someone who had discovered fragments baked in. The pizzas were originally sent to Illinois and then distributed to retailers.
Shoppers should be on the lookout for the 33.5-ounce carton of the frozen pizzas with a best-by day of 12/03/22. The products will also have the establishment number EST. 18498-A inside the USDA inspection mark.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that ingesting metal fragments in food may result in serious injury including, "dental damage, lacerations of the mouth or throat, or laceration or perforation of the intestine." While there haven't been any reports of injuries from consuming the pizzas yet, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned the product may still be in consumers' freezers. If you think you may have purchased one of these pizzas, you're urged to immediately throw it away. If you have questions about the recall, you can visit the FSIS website for more information about the recall.
Pizza isn't the only guilty pleasure that has been recalled lately. Chocolate truffles were taken off the shelves because they "may contain trace amounts of milk proteins," which were not marked on the packaging and can cause some people with allergies to risk a serious or life-threatening reaction.