4 popular varieties of frozen pizzas have been pulled from store shelves because they may contain plastic fragments. The pizzas were sold in Alaska.
Nestle USA issued the voluntary recall late last week after some consumers reported that they had found the small plastic fragments on the California Pizza Kitchens “Crispy Thin Crust White Pizza”. That prompted an internal investigation by Nestle USA. In a press release issued last Thursday the company found that the plastic fragments are directly related to a particular lot of spinach the company received from an outside supplier. Because the spinach is used on other varieties of frozen pizza the recall includes them despite the fact that no plastic fragments have been found. Nestle USA notes that all the recalled pizzas were produced in February and March of this year.
The company has been working with retailers to pull the recalled pizzas from store shelves and Nestle USA is asking consumers to check their freezers to see if they have any of the recalled pizzas. The varieties of pizzas subject to the recall including the California Pizza Kitchen “Crispy Thin Crust White” and “Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce”. The recall also covers a couple of pizza varieties under the DiGiorno brand. They are the DiGiorno “Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken” and “Bianca/White Pizza”. Specific productions codes are subject to the recall and the productions codes can be found on the website of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The recalled production codes can also be found on the FDA website.
If you have any of the recalled frozen pizzas don’t eat them. Instead contact Nestle USA for a replacement coupon. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation confirms that the recalled pizzas were distributed in Alaska but so far no illnesses or injuries have been reported in Alaska.