Frozen meat pizzas from an Illinois company are being recalled over fears they are contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday.
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, based in Woodbridge, Illinois, is recalling more than 13,000 pounds of frozen pizza that could be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” specifically metal, according to the FSIS release.
The product in question is 33.5-oz cartons of the company’s “Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza.”
The recalled products were produced on June 6, 2022 and have a best by date of December 3, 2022.
They also bear the establishment number “EST. 18498-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection, FSIS said in the news release.
The products were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then sent to retailers. The problem was discovered after FSIS was notified that the company had received consumer complaints about metal in the pizzas.
FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of “injuries or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products” and it advised anyone concerned about an injury or illness to contact a healthcare provider.
“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers or found at distributor and retail locations,” the release said.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Additionally, distributors and retailers are urged not to sell these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
The USDA has classified the recall as a Class I (High or Medium Risk), meaning it involves “a health hazard situation in which there is a reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death.”
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Nick Perrino, the COO of Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, at 630-783-9696, ext. 2151.
Home Run Inn has been contacted for comment.
The recall comes days after Lyons Magnus, the maker of Premier Protein brand shakes, announced a voluntary recall of 53 of its products over contamination concerns.
The company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said testing showed the products were at risk of being contaminated by Cronobacter sakazakii—the same bacteria behind the recall and nationwide shortage of baby formula.
While Lyons Magnus said no illness or complaints were linked to the pulled products, the company says the microbe is a particular risk for groups who are medically vulnerable and that the affected products should not be consumed.
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