“Annie’s” Organic Food Maker Recalls Frozen Pizzas

Fragments of a metal screen fell into the flour used to make dough for pizzas sold by Annie's, Inc., of Berkeley


A popular maker of prepared organic foods has recalled several types of frozen pizza because it may contain fragments of metal.

All varieties of "Annie’s Homegrown Rising Crust" pizzas, made by Annie's, Inc., are being recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

These include Organic Four Cheese Pizza, Organic Pepperoni Pizza, Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, Four Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza and BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza.

The company said that a metal mesh screen failed at a flour mill it uses to prepare ingredients for the pizza. Pieces of the screen were found in both the flour and in prepared pizza dough.

The company said there had been no consumer complaints, illness or injuries so far.

Pizzas affected by the recall are those with a "best by" date between Jan. 9 and Sept. 14, 2013.

The Berkeley-based company issued the recall voluntarily, the FDA said.

Annie's makes a variety of products aimed at children and some for adults. The company's offerings include Cheddar Bunnies, Bunny Grahams and several varieties of macaroni and cheese.

Click here to see the original FDA release.

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