Home Run Inn issues sausage pizza recall

Chicagoans with Home Run Inn pizzas of their freezers ought to examine their product labels.

The Woodridge-based company is recalling greater than 13,000 kilos of pizza that could be contaminated with metallic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced Sunday.

The recalled pizzas are the family-owned company’s deluxe sausage taste and have a “best buy” date of Dec. 3, 2022, the USDA stated. They have the institution quantity “EST. 18498-A” contained in the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall comes after shoppers reported discovering metallic within the pizza, the USDA stated. There had been no confirmed stories of accidents resulting from consumption of contaminated pizzas.

People who’ve purchased the pizzas ought to throw them out or return them, the USDA stated. Consumers can obtain a full refund by returning unconsumed pizzas of their authentic packaging to their place of buy, Home Run Inn spokesperson Brian Lowe stated. Retailers are being requested to cease promoting the pizzas.

In an announcement, Lowe stated the company was working carefully with the USDA to concern the recall.

“The safety of our customers and quality of our Home Run Inn products is paramount,” Lowe stated.

According to the company’s on-line product locator, Home Run Inn frozen pizzas are offered in quite a lot of Chicago grocery and comfort shops, together with Jewel-Osco, Save-A-Lot, Target, Walgreens, Foxtrot, 7 Eleven and Food 4 Less.

The company’s frozen pizza business boomed as many individuals stayed residence early within the COVID-19 pandemic, when employees at its Woodridge plant began churning out pizzas to the tune of 78,000 frozen flatbreads a day.

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