FacebookTwitterGoogle PlusLinkedInYouTubeRSS

Texas Injury Attorney

Call Toll-Free


1-877-659-1620








captcha


E. Coli Risk in Totino's Frozen Meat Pizza Recall

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

General Mills Jeno's and Totino's frozen meat pizzas have sickened at least 21 people in 10 states with E. coli. The outbreak linked to the pizzas prompted the company to recall more than 5 million frozen meat pizzas that were distributed throughout the US.

The E. coli outbreak began in mid-July, and since that time, General Mills has distributed about 120 million potentially contaminated pizzas to retailers nationwide This is a Class I recall, meaning that the contaminated food poses a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. This recall is the third major food recall issued in a little over a month that has followed a widespread outbreak of food-borne illness.

At least 21 people have contracted the same E. coli strain linked to the frozen pizzas, and nine of those victims have reported eating the E. coli-tainted pizzas prior to becoming ill.

Over 400,000 cases of frozen pizza are included in this recall and were distributed nationwide. All of the pizzas are made with pepperoni topping, or toppings that incorporate other meats with pepperoni. The recalled pizzas were produced on or before October 30, 2007 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide. Each package bears the establishment number EST. 7750 and a best if used by date of 02 APR 08 WS.

General Mills Jeno's and Totino's Frozen Meat Pizza Recall List

* 10.2-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza Pepperoni."
* 10.2-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Classic Pepperoni."
* 10.2-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Pepperoni Trio."
* 10.7-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Combination Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza."
* 10.5-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Three Meat Sausage, Canadian Style Bacon & Pepperoni Pizza."
* 10.9-ounce packages of "Totino's The Original Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Supreme Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza with Green Peppers & Onions."
* 6.8-ounce packages of "JENO'S CRISP `N TASTY PIZZA, PEPPERONI."
* 7.0-ounce packages of "JENO'S CRISP `N TASTY PIZZA, COMBINATION SAUSAGE AND PEPPERONI PIZZA."
* 7.2-ounce packages of "JENO'S CRISP `N TASTY PIZZA, SUPREME SAUSAGE AND PEPPERONI WITH GREEN PEPPERS AND ONION PIZZA