California-Based Company Recalls More Than 21,000 Pounds Of Frozen Pizza Due To Listeria Contamination Possibility

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald March 20, 04:43 am
A photo showing the product recalled by RBR Meat Company Inc. Their products are said to be contaminated with Listeria.
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A California-based company selling frozen pizzas in Walmart ordered a massive recall of their products. The company retrieved more than 21,000 pounds of their product due to possible listeria contamination.

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) confirmed the news on Wednesday. They identified the company as RBR Meat Company Inc. and they said the product recalled was the Marketside supreme frozen pizza. FSIS added the product is marked as Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza with the lot code 20547.

The recalled product a 50.6-oz. product placed inside a box. The pizza is 16 inches, FOX 8 reported.

FSIS discovered the possible Listeria contamination on the product after routine sampling. Although the product had Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, FSIS cleared there have been no reports regarding any adverse reactions from eating the product yet.

The department also said the request for products return was a Class 1 recall, meaning there is a health hazard situation "where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." FSIS urged consumers not to eat the product and throw it away or return to the place of purchase.

The products ordered for recall are available in Walmart stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The manufacture date of the products recalled was dated Feb. 23, FOX News revealed.

The recall came after a deadly listeria outbreak took place all over the country due to a New York-based creamery. Six got sick and two died. As for listeria symptoms, the infected person might show confusion, convulsion, diarrhea, fever, loss of balance, stiff neck and stomach issues.

There are around 1,600 cases of listeria contamination reported every year in the United States. Two-hundred-sixty cases result to death. For more information, people can contact FSIS at AskKaren.gov or call 1-888-674-6854.

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