A Class I recall has been issued for pepperoni stuffed pizza sandwiches produced by Astrochef LLC, following the discovery that the wrong products had been packaged inside the containers. Because of the misbranding, consumers could be exposed to an undeclared food allergen.
Essentially, the wrong sandwiches were placed in the pizza flavor boxes. Consumers discovered that the microwavable snacks were actually stuffed with meatballs, not pepperoni. While this might not seem like a major problem, the meatball variety contains soy, unlike the pepperoni flavor.
People with a soy allergy could therefore accidentally consume something that would make them sick.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has declared this a Class I recall, the most serious level.
According to the FSIS, “This 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.”
What You Should Do Now
Check your freezer to see if you have the following product:
- 10-oz Banquet Mega Sandwiches, Pepperoni Stuffed Pizza
- Lot code 5659915510 and best if used by MAY/29/2020 OR lot code 5659918410 and best if used by date of JUN/27/2020
- Establishment number EST. 46299
These products were sold nationwide at a variety of retailers, so the recall is not limited to a particular region. Over three and a half tons (7,363 pounds, to be precise) of these sandwiches have been recalled. If you happened to buy this product, throw it out or take it back to the store where you bought it.
If you have further questions about this recall, you can contact Conagra Consumer Care at 1- 800-672-8152.