Friday, November 02, 2007

Pizza Anyone

While I wouldn't touch a frozen pizza with a stick a lot of people seem to eat quite a few. I see them in grocery carts all the time and not just one but usually a stack of them. It is so simple to make your own and they are so much nicer I find it hard to justify paying someone else to do something for me that I enjoy and that includes all your Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut as well. I will admit that a properly made pie baked in a traditional 'real' Italian style pizza oven(preferably wood fired) is pretty nice...Margherita for me please.
Anyhow, to get to the point...

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.

The problem may have come from pepperoni on pizzas produced at a General Mills plant in Ohio, the suburban Minneapolis-based company said. It said the pepperoni itself came from a separate supplier, not produced at the plant itself, but it declined to release the name of the pepperoni distributor.

The voluntary recall covers pizzas containing pepperoni that have been produced since July, when the first of 21 E. coli illnesses under investigation by state and federal authorities emerged.

Nine of the 21 people reported eating Totino's or Jeno's pizza with pepperoni topping at some point before becoming ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that eight of the victims have been hospitalized, and four have developed a type of kidney failure.

If you perchance are one of those who do, in fact, buy and consume these frozen things then here are the ones being recalled. That number behind is the SKU (stock keeping unit).

Totino's Party Supreme, 42800-10700.

Totino's Three Meat, 42800-10800.

Totino's Pepperoni, 42800-11400.

Totino's Pepperoni, 42800-92114.

Totino's Classic Pepperoni, 42800-11402.

Totino's Pepperoni Trio, 42800-72157.

Totino's Party Combo, 42800-11600.

Totino's Combo, 42800-92116.

Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Supreme, 35300-00561.

Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Pepperoni, 35300-00572.

Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Combo, 35300-00576.

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