Officials with the federal food safety agency are recalling some 13,000 pounds of frozen pizza after customers found metal in them.
The recalled products are Home Run Inn Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza made on June 6, 2022, with a best by date of December 3, 2022, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
According to the USDA, the pizzas’ meat toppings may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.
According to the government, these pizzas were packaged in 33.5-ounce cartons, with the establishment number EST. 18498-A inside the USDA mark of inspection. Pizzas were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then distributed to retailers.
The company, which is located in Woodbridge, IL., was quoted as saying it received customer complaints that reported metal pieces were found in the pizza, the USDA said.
We’ve had no reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products, the USDA states. “If you have concerns about an injury or illness, speak with a healthcare provider.”
The USDA is advising consumers not to eat the pizzas but to throw them out instead.
This MSN article indicates that Home Run Inn is a family-owned and operated establishment with nine locations and offers frozen pizza in most states. Founded in Chicago in 1923 as a small tavern, the company says.
Company said to CNN, The safety of our customers and quality of our Home Run Inn products is paramount, and that it’s working closely with the USDA on the recall.