Whole Foods Issues Recall for Misbranded Pepperoni Pizza

Whole Foods Issues Recall for Misbranded Pepperoni Pizza
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January 26, 2016

Whole Foods and North Atlantic Kitchens are recalling about 74,000 pounds of pepperoni pizza due to misbranding.

The product is labeled as containing uncured beef pepperoni. The pizzas, however, contain uncured pork pepperoni, which is not declared on the product label. Some individuals have a sensitivity or intolerance to pork.

The fresh pizza items were produced between January 5, 2015 and January 22, 2016. The products bear the name Whole Foods Markets, Pizza, Pepperoni and bear establishment number EST. 20234 inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection and sell-by dates of 01/12/2015 through 01/30/2016. The items come in eight- and 12-inch varieties.

These items were shipped for wholesale and retail sale in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact the company at (512) 477-5566 ext. 20060.