January 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Organic frozen pizzas recalled
Buying organic frozen pizza may not be the healthier choice this week if you’re looking at Annie’s Homegrown “rising crust frozen pizza”: The company is recalling all frozen pizzas with a best-by-date between Jan. 9 and Sept. 13.
Berkeley, Calif.-based Annie’s Homegrown Inc. issued the recall after discovering metal fragments in flour used in its pizza dough at a third-party production facility, according to the Food and Drug Administration. A defective metal mesh screen at a flour mill dispensed several wire fragments, some too small to detect by standard industry metal detectors, into the flour.
No one has reported being injured by the eating the company’s pizza, according to the company.
“While no metal has been found in Annie’s finished product, as a precaution, Annie’s initiated this voluntary recall,” the company said in a statement.
The products were made between May 9 2012 and Jan. 17 2013 and shipped throughout the United States.
The products affected by the recall include:
• 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
Each product package above has an establishment number of “EST. 5699”, “EST. 15815B”, “P-5699” or “P-15815B” ink jetted on the upper flap of carton’s side panel.
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
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Annie’s Homegrown Pizza hotline at 888-825-6720.
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