Soy Allergy Alert - Hy-Vee Pepperoni Pizza Products

D & D Foods, Inc. Recalls Pizza Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class II Recall
Release: 085-2017
Health Risk: Low
Date: July 25, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – D & D Foods, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,847 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the final product label. 

The pepperoni pizza items were produced and packaged on various dates from April 18, 2017 to July 21, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 

  • Cases containing four 32-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 16″ THIN CRUST” with case code of 88943.
  • Cases containing four 27-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 12″ TRADITIONAL CRUST” with case code 88901.
  • Cases containing four 47-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 16″ TRADITIONAL CRUST” with case code 88929.
  • Cases containing four 19-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 12″ THIN CRUST” with case code 88915.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M21275” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Minneapolis.

The problem was discovered on July 22, 2017 by FSIS’ Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) while performing routine label verification activities.

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 healthcare 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Missy Petty, Manager of Customer Care with D & D Foods Inc., at (800) 289-8343. Media with questions about the recall can contact Tara Deering-Hansen, D & D Foods Inc.’s Vice President of Communications, at (515) 559-5770.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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