Posted in Product Liability on May 16, 2013
Nestlé USA has announced a recall of four types of frozen pizza popular in Northern California and across the country. The pizzas were sold under the DiGiorno and California Pizza brands and are being recalled because some consumers have found pieces of plastic inside of their pizzas.
The company says that it has traced the plastic contamination to lots of spinach it received from one of its vendors.
“Although no complaints have been received to date on the other three varieties that used this spinach, we are recalling these additional varieties in an abundance of caution,” the company said in its recall letter to the FDA.
The USDA reports that it has received notice of at least one consumer injury arising out of the company’s contaminated pizzas. Federal food officials say that a consumer suffered a chipped tooth after biting into one of the plastic bits embedded in the pizzas.
“The fragments are of clear, brittle plastic, in irregular triangles, and may have sharp edges,” the USDA announced. “All the pizzas being recalled were produced between February 26 and March 9 of this year and shipped to retail establishments nationwide.”
The following products are impacted by the recall:
Source: CBS News, “Frozen pizza recall: DiGiorno, California Pizza Kitchen products affected,” Ryan Jaslow, May 3, 2013