Food Lion, Hannaford Brand Frozen Pizzas Recalled Due to Improper Use of Kosher Symbol

Food Lion, Hannaford Brand Frozen Pizzas Recalled Due to Improper Use of Kosher Symbol
Image: Pixabay
March 14, 2016

A frozen pizza manufacturer is issuing a recall for a mislabeled product.

Frozen Specialties is recalling cheese pizza products sold under the Hannaford and Food Lion brand name. The product features the kosher symbol on its retail packaging, but the product is not kosher. This symbol is a trademark of the Orthodox Union, an organization known for its kosher certification service.

Each of the products is packaged in a 5.2 ounce container. The Hannaford product bears UPC 0 41268 19400 1, while UPC 0 35826 08821 5 or 0 35826 08815 4 can be found on the Ford Lion containers. The recalled pizzas bear a best-by date falling from 07/22/2016 to 10/26/2016.

About 264,000 Food Lion pizzas are mislabeled, while 5,800 Hannaford pizzas are included in the recall.

Frozen Specialties distributed the affected product to store locations in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers this action to be a Class III recall, meaning that exposure to this product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Frozen Specialties at (419) 867-2005.