California Firm Recalls 21,000 Pounds of Frozen Pizza Shipped To Wash. and Three Other States
March 19, 2017
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The RBR Meat Company, Inc., a Vernon, Calif. firm is recalling approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week.
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The supreme frozen pizza item was produced on Feb. 23, 2017. The following product is subject to the recall:
__ 50.6-oz. corrugated box containing 1 shrink wrapped 16” pizza labeled as “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547.
See labels for the product in PDF file at upper right.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1821” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Washington state as well as California, Nevada and Utah.
The problem was discovered during routine sampling by the firm. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the FDA's announcement.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
The FDA's Food Safety Inspection Service and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Eunice Wu, QA Director, at (323) 826-2144 Ext. 190.