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January 26, 2016

Whole Foods recalls nearly 74,000 pounds of frozen pizza products

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A paper bag from Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods has recalled approximately 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. 

The recall was issued because the product, which is labeled as containing uncured beef pepperoni, actually contains uncured pork pepperoni.

The following pizza items, which were produced Jan. 5, 2015, through Jan. 22, 2016, are subject to recall:

• 10-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of “WHOLE FOODS MARKETS, PIZZA, PEPPERONI, 8”

• 19-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of “WHOLE FOODS MARKETS, PIZZA, PEPPERONI, 12”

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 20234” inside the USDA mark of inspection and sell-by dates of Jan. 12, 2015, through Jan. 30, 2016, printed on the packaging. 

The items were shipped for sale in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the company at (512) 477-5566, ext. 20060.

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