Check your freezers: Home Run Inn frozen pizza recalled due to possible contamination with metal
Published 11:42 am Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, a Woodbridge, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,099 pounds of frozen meat pizza product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen meat pizzas were produced on June 6, 2022. The product subject to recall is the 33.5-oz carton containing “Home Run Inn CHICAGO’S PREMIUM PIZZERIA DELUXE SAUSAGE CLASSIC PIZZA” with “best by” date “12/03/22.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18498-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then further distributed to retailers.
The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that it had received consumer complaints reporting metal was found in the pizza.
“There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products,” stated a USDA FSIS press release. “Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.”
According to the release, FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers or found at distributor and retail locations. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them,” stated the release. “Additionally, distributors and retailers are urged not to sell these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Nick Perrino, COO of Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, at 630-783-9696, ext. 2151. Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.