Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Over 150,00 pounds of pizza recalled because of lack of inspection

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Pizza John’s of Essex, MD, is recalling 156,498 pounds of pepperoni pizza products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities when it was determined that the pepperoni pizza products did not have the USDA mark of inspection and were produced in an establishment that was not inspected by USDA.

The frozen pepperoni pizza products were produced and distributed into commerce on dates from March 2020 through July 28, 2022. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 33.25-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages containing “PIZZA JOHN’S BAKE AT HOME 12 Inch Pepperoni Pizza” with UPC code 9589334921.
  • 57-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages containing “PIZZA JOHN’S BAKE AT HOME 16 Inch Pepperoni Pizza” with UPC code 958939019.

The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection because Pizza John’s is not a federally inspected establishment. These items were shipped to retail locations in Maryland.                         

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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