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Whole Foods Recalls 'Mislabeled' Pizza Sold in Connecticut

Whole Foods, which has stores in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Westport and Milford, is recalling 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding.
Whole Foods, which has stores in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Westport and Milford, is recalling 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Whole Foods/North Atlantic Kitchens is recalling 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

The fresh pizza items were produced Jan. 5, 2015, through Jan. 22, 2016. They were 10-oz. vacuum-sealed packages of “WHOLE FOODS MARKETS, PIZZA, PEPPERONI 8” and 19-oz. vacuum-sealed packages of “WHOLE FOODS MARKETS, PIZZA, PEPPERONI 12”.

The products subject to recall 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.

These items were shipped for wholesale and retail sale in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Whole Foods has stores in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield and Westport, as well as nearby Milford.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a label review at the establishment and occurred as a result of a change in ingredient suppliers.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the company at (512) 477-5566 Ext. 20060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Central Standard Time.

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