Frozen Pizzas Being Recalled Over Fears They Contain Metal

Frozen meat pizzas from an Illinois company are being recalled over fears they are contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday.

Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, based in Woodbridge, Illinois, is recalling more than 13,000 pounds of frozen pizza that could be contaminated with "extraneous materials," specifically metal, according to the FSIS release.

The product in question is 33.5-oz cartons of the company's "Chicago's Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza."

The recalled products were produced on June 6, 2022 and have a best by date of December 3, 2022.

Recalled pizza
Home Run Inn Frozen Foods is recalling cartons of the company’s “Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza" with a best by date of December 3, 2022. Food Safety and Inspection Service

The products also bear the establishment number "EST. 18498-A" inside the USDA mark of inspection, FSIS said in the news release.

The products were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then sent to retailers. The problem was discovered after FSIS was notified that the company had received consumer complaints about metal in the pizzas.

FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of "injuries or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products" and it advised anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness to contact a healthcare provider.

"FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers' freezers or found at distributor and retail locations," the release said.

"Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Additionally, distributors and retailers are urged not to sell these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."

The USDA has classified the recall as a Class I (High or Medium Risk), meaning it involves "a health hazard situation in which there is a reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death."

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Nick Perrino, the COO of Home Run Inn Frozen Foods, at 630-783-9696, ext. 2151.

"The safety of our customers and quality of our Home Run Inn products is paramount," Home Run Inn spokesperson Brian M. Lowe said in a statement to Newsweek.

Lowe said: "No other products have been affected and no injuries or adverse reactions have been reported. If you have a Home Run Inn Chicago's Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza (33.5oz) with the best buy date of 12/03/22, please return the unconsumed product in its original packaging to its point of purchase for a full refund."

Update 8/16/22, 4:40 a.m. ET: This article has been updated with comment from a Home Run Inn spokesperson.