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Frozen pizzas recalled due to Listeria contamination

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Published in Products

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday that more than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas produced by RBR Meat Company Inc are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

The pizzas were sold at select Walmart stores in a 50.6-oz. box containing single shrink-wrapped 16-inch pizzas labeled as "Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza," with lot code 20547, in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington. Fortunately, even if Listeria monocytogenes was discovered inside, “there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas at this time."  The problem was discovered during routine sampling. FSIS urges consumers who have bought the product to not eat it.

Listeriosis has various symptoms including fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsion and sometimes diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems. It’s a serious infection which will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. 260 of the about 1,500 cases which occur in the U.S. every year produced death of patients. This is why prevention is always the best attitude. R B R Meat Company, Inc. s approximately fifty-six years old.

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