Pizza kitchen products on recall


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Nation Pizza, a Schaumburg, Ill. establishment, is recalling about 59,028 pounds of frozen Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizzas were produced between Aug. 25, 2015, and Nov. 9, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

27.5 ounce carton containing one “MAMA COZZI’S RISING CRUST PEPPERONI PIZZA.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1682A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped exclusively to ALDI grocery stores in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered during in-plant review activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Teresa Martinez, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Research & Development, at (847) 348-5433. Media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Auskalnis, President, at (847) 348-5454.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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