New York (Trends Wide Business) – A mix-up in the packaging process led to the recall of a batch of DiGiorno brand pepperoni pizzas.
Nestlé USA, which owns the frozen pizza brand, recalled a batch of 26-ounce boxes labeled DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizzas because they actually contain Three Meat Crispy Pan Crust Pizza. The tri-meat pizza includes soy protein, found in beef and hot dogs, and can be harmful for people allergic to this ingredient.
The company said it became aware of the problem after a consumer contacted it. The affected boxes have a manufacturing date of June 30, 2021 and an expiration date of March 2022. The batch code for the items is 1181510721.
The recall affects more than 12,300 kilos of pizza, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
These products were shipped to distribution centers and retailers across the country, the USDA noted. Both the agency and Nestlé have recommended that people who bought the affected pizzas throw them away or return them.
Nestlé said that if you are not allergic to soy, the pizzas should be safe to eat.