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Nestlé USA Recalls Frozen Pizzas After Consumer Injury

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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:

  • California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
  • California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
  • DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
  • DiGiorno® pizzeria!TM Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.

Source: CBS News, "Frozen pizza recall: DiGiorno, California Pizza Kitchen products affected," Ryan Jaslow, May 3, 2013

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