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Nestlé recalls 14 tons of frozen DiGiorno pizzas after finding it contains undeclared allergens

Nestlé recalls 14 tons of frozen DiGiorno’s pepperoni pizzas after packaging mixup with three-meat pie containing soy protein that can cause allergic reaction

  • Nestlé recalled approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno’s pizzas on Saturday after discovering one of their products was mislabeled
  • The recalled boxes of Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizzas actually contain three meat pies, which contain soy that is not declared on the mixed-up packaging
  • The dangerous error was discovered by a concerned customer who then notified Nestlé, the Swiss snack giant said
  • ‘Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them,’ said the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Sunday


Frozen pizza fans with soy allergies should steer clear of DiGiorno’s after its parent company, Nestlé, recalled nearly 14 tons of its ‘Crispy Pan Crust’ product because the contents of their pies were mislabeled on the packaging.  

Nestlé admitted that the pepperoni pizza boxes mistakenly contained three-meat pies – contain textured soy protein, a known allergen – that wasn’t declared on the packaging. 

The error was first spotted by a consumer who notified the company, according to a US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service press release issued on Sunday, leading the product to be recalled nationwide.

 The snack giant realized on Saturday that boxes of DiGiorno’s ‘Crispy Pan Crust’ pepperoni pizza mistakenly contained three-meat pies – which contains textured soy protein – that wasn’t declared on the switched-up packaging

'FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers,' wrote the agency. 'Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them'

‘FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers,’ wrote the agency. ‘Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them’

The recalled pizzas bear a USDA sticker with the establishment number 'EST. 1682A'

The recalled pizzas bear a USDA sticker with the establishment number ‘EST. 1682A’

 ‘FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers,’ wrote the agency. ‘Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.’

Thus far, no allergic reactions caused by the mislabeled pizza have been reported to the agency, the release said. 

The recalled pizzas were manufactured on June 30 and have an expiration date of March of next year. They bear a USDA sticker with the establishment number ‘EST. 1682A,’ the code for Nestle subsidiary Nation Pizza Products Unlimited.

Last year, the FSIS recalled 1,462,019 pounds of food and 31 total products throughout the country, the agency reported. Thirteen of these products – a total of 309,679 pounds – were recalled due to undisclosed allergens.

The recalled pizzas were manufactured on June 30 and have an expiration date of March of next year

The recalled pizzas were manufactured on June 30 and have an expiration date of March of next year

Last year, the FSIS recalled 1,462,019 pounds of food and 31 total products throughout the country, the agency reported. Thirteen of these products - a total of 309,679 pounds - were recalled due to undisclosed allergens (pizza pictured is not one of those recalled)

Last year, the FSIS recalled 1,462,019 pounds of food and 31 total products throughout the country, the agency reported. Thirteen of these products – a total of 309,679 pounds – were recalled due to undisclosed allergens (pizza pictured is not one of those recalled)

Nestlé has recalled more than 14 tons of frozen DiGiorno's pizzas nationwide (boxes pictured are not the recalled pizza in question), and is urging frozen pizza-eaters with soy allergies to double check that a mislabeled run of one of their products isn't in their freezers

Nestlé has recalled more than 14 tons of frozen DiGiorno’s pizzas nationwide (boxes pictured are not the recalled pizza in question), and is urging frozen pizza-eaters with soy allergies to double check that a mislabeled run of one of their products isn’t in their freezers

Nestle did not respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for comment at press time. 

Questions regarding the recall can be fielded by Bonita Cleveland, Consumer Services Manager at Nestlé USA, at 800-681-1676 or [email protected]

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