Pizza containing plastic recalled in California and nationwide
If you’re thinking about reaching for a frozen pizza for a quick and easy meal tonight, make sure you are aware of the recent pizza recall.
Nestle USA (a unit of Nestle SA) has voluntarily recalled several different California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno Pizza products. This recall is in response to consumers reporting that they discovered small pieces of plastic in the California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust white pizza. All of these recalled products were distributed across the United States, so consumers in California and throughout the U.S. need to be on the lookout.
The company, Nestle USA, said, “Our investigation indicates that this is directly related to a particular lot of spinach we received from one of our suppliers. Although no complaints have been received to date on the other three varieties that used this spinach, we are recalling these additional varieties in an abundance of caution.”
Here is a list of the products being recalled so that you can check your freezer:
California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust White (with a UPC code of 71921 98745) production codes:
California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce (with a UPC code of 71921 00781) production code:
DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken (with a UPC code of 71921 02663) product codes:
DiGiorno Pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza (with a UPC code of 71921 91484) product code:
In order to find the production code, look for a blue or pink rectangular box on the side of the pizza container. The production code will be the second line of printed code. It is the first 10 digits of the number displayed.
Please note that all of the pizzas being recalled were produced during February or March of 2013. Pizzas from other dates are safe for consumption.
If you find one of the recalled pizzas in your freezer, contact Nestle USA’s consumer services via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1-800-456-4394). The company will provide a replacement coupon for each reported pizza. If you or somebody you know has been injured by one of these recalled products, call us or contact us, Heiting & Irwin, immediately. Make sure to preserve the package and product as much as possible.
Nestle USA also said “Because Nestle USA delivers pizzas in the U.S. directly to retailer freezer cases, we have already instructed our direct store delivery team to begin removing pizzas affected by this recall at retail locations nationwide. We are also working together with our retail partners to ensure these varieties are removed from freezer shelves nationwide.”
For more information on this recall, visit the International Business Times article covering the story.