13K pounds of Home Run pizza recalled for metal allegations

Federal food safety regulators said on Sunday that Home Run Inn is recalling more than 13,000 pounds of frozen beef pizza after receiving customer reports of metal in the Chicago-style pies.

The recall covers Home Run Inn Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza with a best-by date of December 3, 2022, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

The frozen pizzas were packaged in 33.5-ounce cartons with the establishment number “EST. 18498-A” under the USDA inspection mark, according to the notification. The items were transported to an Illinois distributor, who subsequently distributed them to retailers. The issue was identified after the Woodbridge, Illinois-based firm “informed FSIS that it had received customer complaints alleging that metal had been detected in the pizza,” according to the agency.

“FSIS is concerned that some products may be located in the freezers of customers or at distributor and retail locations,” the agency said. The organization recommended individuals to discard or return the pizzas rather than consume them.

There have been no verified complaints of injuries or bad reactions related to consumption of the recalled pizzas, according to the FDA.

Home Run Inn, a family-owned business with nine locations, distributes its frozen pizza to over 35 states. According to the firm, Home Run Inn began as a modest tavern on Chicago’s South Side in 1923.

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