By: Staff Writers | Published: June 7th, 2011
About 11,000 cases of Kashi frozen pizzas have been recalled after it was discovered that some of the pizzas may contain small pieces of plastic, which could result in injuries for consumers.
The Kashi frozen pizza recall was issued on June 6, though there have reportedly been no consumer complaints or injuries related to the plastic contamination.
The recall affects Kashi Mediterranean Thin Crust Pizza sold in a 12.7 ounce box with UPC Code 1862732905 3 and Best If Used Before date of either May10 12NU, May18 12NU, or May19 12NU; Kashi Roasted Vegetable Thin Crust Pizza sold in a 12.2 ounce box with UPC Code 1862737342 1 and Best If Used Before date of either May09 12NU or May14 12NU; and Kashi Mushroom Trio and Spinach Thin Crust Pizza sold in a 11.9 ounce box with UPC Code 1862737344 5 and Best If Used Before date of May17 12NU.
The recalled Kashi frozen pizzas were sold in grocery stores nationwide.
It is the second major food recall this year due to plastic contamination. In March, more than 10,000 pounds of Lean Cuisine spaghetti and meatballs frozen dinners were recalled for similar problems after Nestle, the manufacturer, began receiving reports from consumers of small plastic pieces in the meals.
There were at least three major food recalls last year due to similar plastic contamination. About 72,000 pounds of Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run canned chicken salad was recalled in December due to consumer complaints of plastic. In July, a recall of just under 100,000 pounds of Wal-Mart frozen chicken nuggets were recalled due to pieces of plastic found in the nuggets. That recall came just a month after nearly 110,000 pounds of Marketside barbecue chicken pizza was recalled due to the same problem.
Consumers with the affected frozen pizzas can contact the Kashi Consumer Response Center at 1-877-864-3521 or go to the website at www.Kashi.com for information on how to receive a replacement.