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Annie's frozen pizzas recalled; there might be metal in the dough

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Annie's frozen pizzas (in seven varieties!) are being voluntarily recalled across the country because of concerns that metal fragments may have migrated into the organic dough.

Annie's, the Berkeley company known for their natural food products, issued the recall Tuesday after learning that "a fine metal mesh screen failed at a third-party flour mill and fragments of flexible metal mesh were found in the flour and pizza dough."

All Annie’s manufacturers have comprehensive metal control programs that include magnets and metal detection devices. Pieces of the fine wire were too small to be detected and could have found their way into the finished product. While no metal has been found in Annie’s finished product, as a precaution, Annie’s initiated this voluntary recall. There have been no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date.

In the SEC regulatory filing, the company noted that "the safety of the kids, moms, and families that consume the Company’s products is paramount," and reports they are currently sourcing flour from an alternate supplier.

The company reports it is working with the FDA and the USDA to resolve the issue.

RECALL SPECIFICS

Style
  • Annie's Homegrown Rising Crust Frozen Pizza
"Best By" Date
  • Between Jan. 9 and Sept. 14.
Varieties & UPCs

[Product Name]

[Unit UPC/Consumers]

[Case UPC/Retailers]

  • Organic Four Cheese Pizza, 23.5 oz

  • 013562 200016

  • 10013562 200013

  • Organic Uncured Pepperoni Pizza, 23.6 oz

  • 013562 200009

  • 10013562 200006

  • Organic Supreme Pizza, 25.4 oz

  • 013562 200023

  • 10013562 200020

  • Organic Spinach & Mushroom Pizza, 25.0 oz

  • 013562 200054

  • 10013562 200051

  • Four Cheese Pizza, 22.5 oz

  • 013562 200078

  • 10013562 200075

  • Uncured Pepperoni Pizza, 22.6 oz

  • 013562 200061

  • 10013562 200068

  • BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, 23.1 oz

  • 013562 200092

  • 10013562 200099

Consumers can return the product for a full refund. Annie's has set up a Pizza Recall Website and hotline to answer quetsions: (888) 825-6720.

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