Organic pizzas recalled for metal fragments

Organic pizzas recalled for metal fragments

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Organic pizzas recalled for metal fragments

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- A California company has recalled some of its frozen pizzas, due to metal fragments in the dough, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced.

All varieties of “Annie’s Homegrown Rising Crust Frozen Pizza” with a Best-By date between “09Jan13” and “14Sep13” were affected.

"The problem was discovered when metal fragments were visually detected in the flour and pizza dough at a third-party crust production facility," the recall notice read. "The problem was traced back to a defective metal mesh screen at a third party flour mill."

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

  •  23.6-oz. Organic Pepperoni Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20000 9
  •  25.4-oz. Organic Supreme Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20002 3
  •  22.6-oz. Pepperoni Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20006 1
  •  23.1-oz. BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20009 2

In addition, the following products are subject to FDA recall:

  •  23.5-oz. Organic Four Cheese Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20001 6
  •  22.5-oz. Four Cheese Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20007 8
  •  25-oz. Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, UPC code 0 13562 20005 4

The USDA warned that some wire fragments were too small to be detected by standard industry metal detectors, so fragments could have become lodged in finished pizzas.

Anyone with questions about the recall was asked to call the Annie’s Homegrown Pizza hotline at (888) 825-6720.

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