The FDA Has a New Warning About This Grocery Store Pizza

A pizza sold at U.S. grocery stores has been pulled from the market due to serious contamination concerns.

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the U.S., and with good reason: it's inexpensive, it's delicious, and it's available virtually everywhere, from pizzerias to your local grocery store. However, before you pop that pizza you just purchased in the oven, you might want to double-check the label first, now that two grocery store pizzas are being recalled. Read on to discover if your pie is destined for the trash can, and for some foods you're better off leaving on the shelf, This Ice Cream Brand Just Recalled 100 of Its Products.

The FDA has announced the recall of grocery store pizzas sold by two brands.

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On May 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Russ Davis Wholesale had voluntarily recalled veggie pizzas sold under its Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands.

The 6.2-oz. pizzas were sold at grocery stores in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, and were packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers. The recalled pizzas can be identified by their Sell By dates, which range from 04/20/21 to 05/04/21. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

The pizzas may be contaminated with a common allergen.

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The recalled pizzas were pulled from grocery store shelves after the supplier of the product's crusts notified Russ Davis Wholesale that the crusts could be contaminated with soy.

Soy ranks among the Big 8—a group of the most common food allergens—that also includes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat. Since Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, it has been required by law to identify these allergens in packaged foods subject to FDA regulation.

Consuming the pizzas could be fatal for susceptible individuals.

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As one of the most common food allergens among people in the U.S., the recalled pizzas could cause serious health issues or death for those with soy allergies or sensitivities, the recall notice states.

As such, the FDA cautions that susceptible individuals should not eat the recalled pizzas, although no illnesses or other ill effects had been reported at the time the recall was announced. If you have questions about the recall, you can call Russ Davis Wholesale's customer service line at 877-433-2173. And if you want to protect your health, If You Bought These Popular Chips, the FDA Says Throw Them Away.

This isn't the company's first allergen-related recall.

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Just two years ago, Russ Davis Wholesale initiated a massive recall due to the contamination of another one of their products. In 2019, the company recalled approximately 702 pounds of chicken Caesar salad after it was discovered the product was contaminated with milk and anchovies.

In 2020, the company also recalled Peach Salsa sold under both Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands due to potential salmonella contamination. And for more foods you'd be wise to steer clear of, The FDA Is Warning You Not to Eat This Beloved Hostess Snack.

Sarah Crow
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