WASHINGTON (WCIV) -- Annie's Homegrown Inc., a Berkeley, Calif. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration recall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
All varieties of "Annie's Homegrown RISING CRUST FROZEN PIZZA" with a "Best By" date including and between "09Jan13" and "14Sep13" are affected.
The following products are subject to USDA recall:
The products were manufactured at two facilities from May 9, 2012 to Jan. 17, 2013, and shipped to retail establishments across the United States.
The problem was discovered when metal fragments were visually detected in the flour and pizza dough at a third-party crust production facility. The problem was traced back to a defective metal mesh screen at a third party flour mill. Some wire fragments are too small to be detected by standard industry metal detectors, so it may be possible for fragments to become lodged in a finished pizza. FSIS, FDA and the company have received no reports of injury associated with consumption of these products.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify theircustomers 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 should contact the Annie's Homegrown Pizza hotline at (888) 825-6720. Media with questions about the recall should contact Donald C. Cutler, of Kekst & Company acting on behalf of Annie's, at (415) 852-3903.