Pizza recalled for undeclared allergen: USDA

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 12:01 PM
Pizza recalled for undeclared allergen: USDA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Approximately 131,000 pounds of pizza products shipped to Trader Joe's stores have been voluntarily recalled because of a failure to declare wheat, a known allergen, on the finished product label, the Department of Agriculture said late on Tuesday.

Frozen packages of Trader Joe's Pizza Al Pollo Asado produced between January 27 and March 27 of this year are included in the recall.

The health risk associated with this recall is low, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service explained. If the product is consumed, there is only a remote probability of adverse health consequences.

During a routine inspection, a Food Safety and Inspection Service inspector discovered the omission. California-based Completely Fresh Foods Inc., which makes the pizza products, has not received any reports of adverse effects, according to the USDA.

The products were shipped to Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

(Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Jerry Norton)