Lack of Inspection Prompts RFG Canada to Recall Meat, Poultry Pizza Products

without proper inspection, possible health risks exist

Lack of Inspection Prompts RFG Canada to Recall Meat, Poultry Pizza Products
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September 28, 2016

RFG Canada is recalling approximately 1,250 pounds of meat and poultry pizza products imported from Canada that were not presented properly for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The self-rising chicken bacon ranch and thin crust pepperoni pizzas were produced in Canada in March and August, 2016 and then imported to the United States in September, 2016.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 30.3-ounce packages of WEIS Self-Rising Pizza; Chicken Bacon Ranch containing the UPC code 041497028337, Canada establishment number 411, and best-by date MAY 16 2017.
  • 20.2-ounce packages of WEIS Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza3 Pack containing the UPC code 041497026524, Canada establishment number 411, and best-by date DEC 01 2016.

The affected items were shipped to retail locations in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered on September 16, 2016 by the FSIS import inspector during routine monitoring of shipments destined for their assignment.

On September 20, 2016, FSIS confirmed that there was a failure to present shipment and the products were already in commerce without receiving FSIS re-inspection upon entry to the United States.

To date, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers can contact RFG Canada at (416) 798-9900.