Frozen pizza containing plastic shards was recalled this week after one person reported chipping a tooth on a small piece found inside.
Four different kinds of frozen pizza were recalled after the plastic shard was found, all of them containing spinach.
“The fragments are of clear, brittle plastic, in irregular triangles, and may have sharp edges,” the company said in a release.
The incident is one in a string of spinach-related recalls in the past year, though most have been related to E. coli. In the fall there was a nationwide recall, and another early this year related to an E. coli contamination. Salad processor Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. announced in February a recall of organic spinach sold across the country.
The spinach recall early this year covered a wide area, with the listed products sold from Alaska to Tennessee to Pennsylvania.
The latest recall was not related to contaminated spinach, but instead ones containing sharp bits of plastic. The plastic pieces found in the pizza were in small, clear fragments with sharp edges. The fragments were originally found in CPK Crispy Thin Crust White Pizza, but three other varieties using the same spinach were later recalled.
The frozen pizza recalled for plastic shards includes the following brands:
• 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.
• California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
All of the pizzas were produces between February 26 and March 9 this year, and have been shipped nationwide to grocery retail stores.
Consumers with questions about the frozen pizza with plastic shards can contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, ET and this Saturday, May 4, from Noon to 8 pm ET.