MASSIVE Recall – Consumers WARNED!

Thousands of pizzas have been recalled after it was discovered that they pose an allergy risk due to mislabeling. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now advising consumers who have purchased these pizzas to either return them or dispose of them, even though they are safe for most people to consume.

The recall, announced by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on April 26, involves 8,221 pounds of frozen pizzas produced by 802 VT Frozen, a company based in Newport, Vermont. The specific product affected is the company’s “Frozen Meat!!! Crispy Wood-Fired Crust Hand Made Pizza,” which has a use-by date ranging from April 25, 2024, to April 25, 2025. The issue stems from the pizzas containing soy, an allergen not declared on the packaging.

Exposure to soy can cause various allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, ranging from mild symptoms like hives, stomach cramps, and itching, to more severe reactions such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and in extreme cases, anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening as it may severely affect breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.

In the United States, there is a legal requirement that any food product containing soy must list it as an ingredient to protect consumers with soy allergies. The discovery of the undeclared soy in these pizzas by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service prompted the recall.

Although there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these pizzas, the FDA is taking precautionary measures to prevent any potential health issues. They recommend that anyone who has purchased these pizzas should not consume them if they are allergic to soy. Instead, these pizzas should be returned to the point of purchase or thrown away. It is noted that soy allergies affect approximately 0.3% of Americans, with a slightly higher incidence in infants at about 0.4%, though many outgrow the allergy by adulthood.