A voluntary recall has been issued by Annie's Inc. for some of its organic pizza products. The reason for the recall is due to the potential presence of metal fragments that came from a third-party flour mill.
Annie's Inc. issued a recall on Tuesday of all varieties of 'Annie's Homegrown Frozen Pizza' because it was brought to attention that some flexible metal mesh may have accidentally gotten into the pizza dough.
According to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), all the varieties of the company's "Rising Crust Frozen Pizza" are affected by the recall. These pizza products were sold only in the U.S.
Products subject to this recall are as follows:
• Organic Four Cheese Pizza, 23.5 oz UPC 013562 200016
• Organic Pepperoni Pizza, 23.6 oz UPC 013562 200009
• Organic Supreme Pizza, 25.4 oz UPC 013562 200023
• Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, 25.0 oz UPC 013562 200054
• Four Cheese Pizza, 22.5 oz UPC 013562 200078
• Pepperoni Pizza, 22.6 oz UPC 013562 200061
• BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, 23.1 oz UPC 013562 200092
"Best by" dates on the recalled pizzas affected are those listed as Jan. 9, 2013 through Sept. 14, 2013.
Annie's issued the voluntary recall after the mesh metal fragments were found in the flour and pizza dough at the third-party mill. While Annie's has metal control programs to detect any items that fall into food, these fragments are too small to be identified and "could have found their way into the finished product," said the FDA release.
No metal has been found in any finished products, the company has indicated the recall is precautionary. No illnesses, injuries or other complaints are associated with this recall.
Consumers who have any questions or concerns are asked to call Annie's Homegrown Pizza Recall Hotline at 1-888-825-6720 or visit the company's recall web page for more information and/or to read the FAQ related to this recall.