Plastic bits in DiGiorno, CPK frozen pizza prompts recall

Nestle USA's Pizza Division announced the voluntary recall

Nestle USA's Pizza Division announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. (May 2, 2013) (Credit: handout)

Two brands of frozen pizza sold throughout the United States are being voluntarily recalled because the products may contain fragments of clear plastic, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

All of the pizzas are products of Nestlé USA's Pizza Division and include: California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust White; California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce; DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken; and DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza.

The company initiated the voluntary recall, according to the FDA, after purchasers reported finding plastic fragments in the pizza.


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Edie Burge, a spokeswoman for Nestlé USA, said only a very small number of purchasers reported finding what she described as fragments of "clear plastic."

Upon learning about the contaminants, Burge said the company launched a search to find the source of the foreign material, which she said was traced to a spinach supplier. Burge said it is against company policy to disclose the supplier's name.

Both the company and the FDA have posted the recall on their websites.

Pizzas affected by the recall were produced during February and March of this year, company officials say.

Nestlé officials say because it delivers pizzas nationwide directly to retailers' freezers, delivery personnel have already begun removing pizzas affected by the recall.

The recall includes the following products and codes:

California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust White, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.

California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.

DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.

DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/ White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.

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