Nestlé recalls frozen pizza that may contain allergen

Josh Long, Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider

September 28, 2021

2 Min Read
Nestlé recalls frozen pizza that may contain allergen

Nestlé USA Inc. recently recalled nearly 28,000 pounds of frozen pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza may contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein, a known allergen not declared on the label, FSIS said in a Sept. 26 announcement.

“People who are allergic to soy could have an allergic reaction and should not consume the product,” Nestlé cautioned in a separate news release announcing the recall.

Nestlé said it discovered the problem after a consumer contacted the firm. “A limited quantity of the product with mismatched packaging was distributed to retailers in the U.S., only,” the company explained, adding the recall does not impact any other DiGiorno products.

FSIS and Nestlé said there are no verified reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, which were shipped nationwide to retail locations and distribution centers.

Nestlé recommended consumers contact a healthcare provider if they are concerned about an allergic reaction, illness or injury.

The products subject to recall bear inside the USDA mark of inspection establishment number “EST. 1682A,” which is a Nestlé-owned business called Nation Pizza Products Ltd, according to FSIS’s announcement.

Nestlé produced the pizza products on June 30, and they feature a “best by” date of March 2022. FSIS urged consumers who may have stored the products in their freezers not to consume them and to either discard the products or return them to the place of purchase. But Nestlé said the products don’t pose any safety concerns to consumers who are not allergic to soy.

“The quality, safety and integrity of Nestlé USA and DiGiorno products remain our number one priority,” Nestlé said in its press release. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action represents to both our consumers and retail customers.”

About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long has been a journalist since 1997, holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2008. Josh is the legal and regulatory editor with Informa's Health and Nutrition Network, specializing on matters related to Natural Products Insider. Ping him with story ideas at [email protected].

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