Frozen Pizzas Recalled Over E. Coli Link
Totino's and Jeno's brand frozen pizzas containing pepperoni have been recalled by General Mills, because the pepperoni may be tainted with e. Coli. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received 21 reports of persons infected with E. coli from 10 states (Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin). These people became ill between July 20 and October 10, 2007, and CDC investigation has shown that "eating a Totino's or Jeno's brand frozen pizza containing pepperoni was significantly associated with illness." At least 8 people have been hospitalized, and 4 have developed kidney failure. The recall affects approximately 414,000 cases of frozen pizza. Consumers should discard any Totino's or Jeno's brand frozen pizzas containing pepperoni, and should contact General Mills (toll free) at 1-800-949-9055 for information about the recall and instructions on obtaining a refund.
- Affected Frozen Pizza Brands and SKU Numbers (General Mills)
- Information and Q&A on the CDC Investigation
- Information on E. Coli (FindLaw)
- Food Poisoning and the Law (FindLaw)
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