Manufacturer Issues Product Recall for Four Types of Frozen Pizza with Plastic Pieces Inside
On Thursday, May 2nd, the FDA issued a product recall for two kinds of DiGiorno pizzas and two kinds of California Pizza Kitchen pizzas, because consumers found plastic pieces inside.
Nestle officials said on Thursday that the pieces of plastic are small, triangular, clear, and brittle. They may all have sharp edges. All four kinds of pizzas under the product recall were manufactured between February 26th and March 9th, 2013, then shipped to retailers.
So far, one customer has been injured after eating the pizza – the person bit into a slice and chipped tooth on the plastic.
Nestle says they do not yet know how many pizzas have been contaminated, but they did say the problem stemmed from a batch of spinach used in making all four kinds of pizza.
The pizzas subject to the FDA’s product recall are:
· California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952
· DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
· DiGiorno® pizzeria!™ Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.
· California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or [email protected] for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 8 p.m. E.T.
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