Fazio's Meatballs, California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno pizzas recalled

8:13 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Frozen meatballs and frozen pizzas have been recalled due to possible health risks.

Fazio's Meatballs have been recalled by parent company P.E. & F. Inc., a St. Louis company due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday approximately 123 pounds of the frozen, ready-to-eat meatballs are recalled.

The product is sold is 15 oz. packages and have a lot code of "041114" and an establishment number "EST. 13051" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on April 11, 2013 and sold throughout the St. Louis area.

The contamination was discovered during a routine sampling by FSIS.

There have been no reports of illness associated with eating these meatballs.

Nestle Pizza Company out of Little Chute, Wis. is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain extraneous materials.

The following products have been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
- California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781 and a production code of 3059525952

- DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663 with a production codes of 3057525922 and 3058525921

The following products are subject to FDA recall:
- DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484, with a production code of 3068525951

- California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust White, UPC 71921 98745, with production codes of 3062525951, 3062525952, and 3063525951

The problem was discovered after customers complained small pieces of plastic were found in the Crispy Thin Crust White Pizza. The problem was traced to the spinach used in production of the recalled pizza items.

One person suffered a chipped tooth from the plastic. No other injuries have been reported.

All recalled pizzas were produced between Feb. 26 and March 9 of this year and shipped to stores nationwide.

Anyone with questions about the recalled pizzas should call the Nestle USA Consumer Services line at 800-456-4394 or email nestlepizza@casupport.com.

When the retail distribution list is available, it will be posted on the FSIS website.


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