Annie’s Recalls Frozen Pizzas for Safety Hazard
A voluntary recall of Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Pizza has been initiated by Annie’s Inc. for a potential safety hazard.
The recall was initiated due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh in the flour and pizza dough, caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled products were distributed by groceries, mass retailers, and natural food stores in the U.S.
The recall affects all variants of Annie’s Rising Crust Frozen Pizza, which has a “best by” date between January 9, 2013, and September 14, 2013. The recalled pizza varieties include- Organic Four Cheese Pizza, Organic Pepperoni Pizza, Organic Supreme Pizza, Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, Four Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, and BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza.
Annie’s—a natural and organic food company— said that all its manufacturers have comprehensive metal control programs that include magnets and metal detection devices. The company said that the metal particles must have been too small to be detected and that’s how they could have ended up in the finished product.
The company initiated the recall as a precaution and no metal was found in Annie’s finished product. There have been no reports of any consumer complaints, illnesses, or injuries to date.
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