According to Nestle, beloved frozen pizza products from DiGiorno are being recalled nationwide for a dangerous labeling error. The recalled products were produced on June 30, 2021, and have a best-by date of March 2022. This affects nearly 28,000 pounds of food products that fail to mention the existence of a food allergen. This dangerous labeling mishap leaves many exposed to a textured soy protein, a well-known food allergen according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services.
In fact, the food allergen contained in these products is one of the nine major known food allergens. With over 28,000 pounds of products failing to warn consumers of this allergen, it is a reminder of the importance of labeling food products and the ingredients we consume. Failing to mention the food allergen can leave consumers who rely on the accuracy of DiGiorno’s labels exposed to this allergen nationwide.
So far, there have not been any reports of major health issues associated with this recall. But experts warn that those with an allergy to the mislabeled ingredients could experience tingling or itching in the mouth, swelling in the lips or tongue, hives, and flushing of the skin. In severe cases, swelling in the throat and airways can cause anaphylaxis or difficulty breathing due to allergic shock.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Services, those who purchased the recalled DiGiorno products should not eat them. Instead, consumers are asked to dispose of the pizza products or return them to the store where they were purchased.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a food allergy from mislabeled products such as the DiGiorno pizza recall, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1‑800-870-9584.