In case you missed it, on Wednesday more than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas were recalled due to possible listeria contamination. (Below is a picture of one of the potentially problematic pizzas.)
The company, RBR Meat Company Inc., recalled the Marketside supreme frozen pizza, which may have been “adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.” The pizzas were sold at select Walmart stores 50.6-oz. boxes containing one shrink-wrapped, 16-inch pizza labeled: “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with the lot code of 20547.
Thankfully, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas.
According to the USDA, the recall, a Class I, means it is “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” That means if you have frozen pizzas in your freezer right now, you should make sure they aren’t this type. If they are, take them back to the store for a refund or throw them away. Now.
The pizzas were shipped to Walmart distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington.