Major Recall on Popular Frozen Pizza

Major Recall on Popular Frozen Pizza

( – A company in Newport, Vermont, 802 VT Frozen, has recalled more than eight thousand boxes of pizza, 802 VT Frozen Meat Crispy Wood-Fired Crust Hand Made Pizza, citing an unlabeled soy allergen on the packaging.

Fundraisers and retailers throughout New England have been selling the frozen pizza product. After the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the pizza contained soy during their verification process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) called for the recall.

The complete list of stores the product was sold to has not been determined yet, but the FSIS is compiling the list to make sure all the products are removed from the stores. They will report on the complete list as soon as possible.

Production began in April 2023 and continued until April 2024. Stores sold them, and they also served as fundraisers in Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut.

A concern of the FSIS regarding the mislabeling of the allergen on the pizza boxes is that some customers may still have the pizza in freezers in their homes. At that time, the FSIS had not received any reports of reactions to the soy in the pizza. The FSIS recommends throwing away the pizzas or returning them to the store for a refund to prevent anyone from experiencing a negative reaction, particularly in a home with a soy allergy.

The WebMD website states that reactions to soy may include red skin, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, swelling of the mouth or lips, itching, hives, or tingling. Serious symptoms could include passing out, dizziness, a rapid heart rate, trouble breathing, or shock.

The FDA has advised that if consumers are concerned about a possible allergic reaction to the pizza, they should call a healthcare provider.

FSIS warned the public out of an abundance of caution, but if the consumer does not have a soy allergy, the pizza is safe to eat.

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