Frozen pizzas recalled for fear of containing metal

Frozen meat pizzas from an Illinois company are being recalled over concerns of metal contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Sunday.

Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, based in Woodbridge, Ill., is recalling more than 13,000 pounds of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with “foreign material,” particularly metal, according to the FSIS statement.

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 manufactured on June 6, 2022 and have an expiration date of December 3, 2022.

Home Run Inn Frozen Foods is recalling cartons of “Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza” with an expiration date of December 3, 2022.
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They also bear the establishment number “EST. 18498-A” inside the USDA inspection mark, FSIS said in the press release.

The products were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then sent to retailers. The problem was discovered after FSIS was informed that the company had received complaints from consumers about metal in pizzas.

FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of “injuries or adverse effects from consuming these products” and advised anyone concerned about injury or illness to contact a health care provider. health.

“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumer freezers or at distributors and retailers,” the statement said.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are requested not to consume them. In addition, distributors and retailers are requested not to sell these products. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.”

The USDA has classified the recall as Class I (high or medium risk), meaning it involves “a health hazard situation in which there is a within reason probability that consumption of the food will cause health problems or death.”

Customers with questions about the recall may contact Nick Perrino, Chief Operating Officer 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 due to contamination concerns.

The company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said testing showed the products were at risk of being contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii—the same bacteria behind the recall and national formula shortage.

While Lyons Magnus said no illnesses or complaints were linked to the drawn products, the company says the microbe poses a particular risk to medically vulnerable groups and the affected products should not be consumed.

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