Monday, September 26, 2022

13K pounds of meat pizza recalled due to metal contaminant

According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an Illinois-based pizza company had its frozen pie recalled due to contamination of extraneous material.

Consumers reported finding metal in the 33.5-ounce cartons of “Home Run Inn Chicago’s premium pizzeria deluxe sausage classic pizza.” It affected 13,099 pounds of product and the company informed FSIS of the complaints.

No injuries or adverse aftereffects have been reported.

The frozen meat pizzas were produced on June 6, 2022. The containers are marked “EST-18498-A,” the establishment number inside the USDA mark of inspection. They also have a “best by” date of Dec. 3, 2022, according to the label.

Items were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then carried to retailers.

FSIS advises consumers who have the products in their freezers to return the items to the store or throw away immediately. As well, distributors and retailers are urged not to sell the pizza.

More information can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls. Consumers can call toll-free the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854)


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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