According to a recent press release from the FDA, one of the renowned Natural and Organic Food Company, Annie’s Inc, has issued a voluntary recall for Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Pizza. According to reports from the federal agency, the recall was initiated by the company after learning a fine metal mesh screen failed at a third-party flour mill and fragments of flexible metal mesh were found in the flour and pizza dough.

Potentially affected products were distributed at grocery, mass and natural food stores throughout the United States. According to reports from the company all varieties of Annie’s RISING CRUST FROZEN PIZZA with a best by date including and between 09 Jan 2013 and 14 Sep 2013 are affected with this recall.

Varieties of Products those were recalled with the notification are:

  • Organic Pepperoni Pizza, 23.6 oz UPC 013562 200009
  • Organic Four Cheese Pizza, 23.5 oz UPC 013562 200016
  • Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, 25.0 oz UPC 013562 200054
  • Organic Supreme Pizza, 25.4 oz UPC 013562 200023
  • Pepperoni Pizza, 22.6 oz UPC 013562 200061
  • Four Cheese Pizza, 22.5 oz UPC 013562 200078
  • BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, 23.1 oz UPC 013562 200092

Though most of the products of Annie’s manufacturers go through comprehensive and extensive quality control procedures still the notification for recall was initiated as some of the manufacturing units breached the safety procedures outlined by US Federal agency. The pieces of metals and fine wires that were found in the products were too small to be detected and could have easily found their way into the finished product.

What should Consumers do if they possess the product that is affected by this recall?

Consumers who are already in possession of affected batch of products should contact Annie’s Homegrown Pizza Recall Hotline at 1-888-825-6720. The hotline will be staffed in person from 7 am to 8 pm PT, along with a 24-hour a-day recorded message. Meanwhile the company has said that it is co-operating and assisting the FDA in every respect to ensure the safety of common people.

About Annie’s

Annie’s is one of the renowned names in the Natural and Organic Food manufacturing Sector in the United States. The company has been serving people since a decade in offering great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. Unlike other food manufacturing companies Annie’s products are made without the use of synthetic colors and artificial flavors.