Over 10,000 Pounds Of Frozen Pepperoni Pizza Is Being Recalled

When you're perusing the frozen pizza selection at the store, you might base your choice on toppings, style of crust, or gluten content. Your pizza craving can make it easy to overlook a few labels that should appear on the box alongside that picture-perfect image of a pizza pie, but the information on the outside of the box is just as important as the product on the inside. The lack thereof has the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posting a recall on frozen pepperoni pizza from one Florida-based company.

Ready Dough Pizza Inc., out of Hialeah, Florida, just recalled 10,584 pounds of pepperoni pizza that were distributed to retail locations within the state. During a routine check on the production facility, the FSIS discovered that the pizza products did not have the USDA mark of inspection and were produced in a facility that had not been inspected.

The food safety branch of the USDA also discovered that certain Ready Dough Pizza products had incorrect ingredient labels or were lacking ingredient labels entirely. Some of the pizza products contain wheat, soybeans, and milk, known to cause reactions in people with allergies to these ingredients.

Specific recalled product information

When the USDA discovered that Ready Dough Pizza Inc. had distributed frozen pepperoni pizzas that lacked the USDA mark of inspection and proper ingredient labels, they immediately issued a High Class I recall. The agency urges consumers in Florida to check their freezers for 14-oz box packages of "Pizza Cubana Cuban Style Pepperoni Pizza" and instructs consumers to throw the product out or return it to the place where it was purchased.

The recalled Cuban-style pepperoni pizzas were produced from January 12, 2022, through July 13, 2022. Although there have not been any reports of adverse reactions to the mislabeled pizzas from the uninspected facility, consumers should not eat the pizza, and a healthcare provider should address any concerns regarding a potential reaction.

Consumers can direct any questions regarding the recall to Vice President of Ready Dough Pizza Jordy Figueroa at (305)364-5434 or readydoughpizzainc@gmail.com. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline can answer food safety questions at (888)674-6854 or via live chat at Ask USDA