Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wisconsin Firm Recalls Frozen Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza Products Due To an Undeclared Allergen
Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-044-2009 HEALTH RISK: LOW
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2009 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc., a Medford, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni and sausage pizza products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, soy protein concentrate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following product is subject to recall:
17.2-ounce packages of "KRAFT, JACK'S Original, SAUSAGE & PEPPERONI PIZZA, MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF," which may bear a "TOMBSTONE ORIGINAL 12 PEPPERONI PIZZA" label on the back of the product. Any products bearing a "JACK'S" back label are not subject to the recall.
The frozen pepperoni and sausage pizza products are packaged on a cardboard disc and wrapped in clear plastic. These packages bear the product number "7192100519," a Julian lot code number "09320," and the USDA mark of inspection, with establishment number "EST. 2461" ink-jetted on a white paper label on the back of the product.
The products were produced on July 19, 2009, and distributed to retail establishments in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact company Senior Manager Adrienne Dimopoulos at (847) 646-4538. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Response number at (800) 394-6989.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
For additional information contact:
Alan L. Morton
MORTON LAW OFFICES, CHARTERED
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 (866.WIN.1.NOW)