RBR Meat Company, Inc.is recalling approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizzas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The Marketside pizza is produced exclusively for Walmart and was shipped to distribution centers in California, Utah, Washington, and Nevada. Despite the fact that there has been no report of listeria due to these products, the company decided to make the recall on its own.
Consumers need to look for the lot code 20547, the manufacture date of February 23, 2017 and bearing the establishment number "EST.1821" inside of the USDA mark of inspection. "1821" inside the USDA mark of inspection are being instructed to throw away or return the item to the stores where they were purchased.
FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.
The focus is on RBR Meat Company's Marketside Supreme frozen pizza.
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Listeria is a food borne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes. Reports have shown that more than 1,500 people get listeria every year in the US.
Currently, there haven't been any reported cases of the illness.
Listeria infection tends to be more serious when it affects people with weak immune system, older adults, and pregnant women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those infected may notice symptoms like fever, muscle aches or gastrointestinal problems.
In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.