Arrezzio-Cooked Beef Pizza Topping Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: March 6, 2012
What: Arrezzio-Cooked Beef Pizza Topping Mango Cotto Per Pizza
Why: Misbranding; Soy allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Nationwide restaurants and food services

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Tyson Prepared Foods, a South Hutchinson, Kansas establishment, is recalling approximately 12,060 pounds of pizza topping products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The packaging identifies the products as beef, but they actually contain pork. Additionally, the pork products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The product subject to recall is 10 pound cartons labeled as Cooked Pizza Topping containing two, 5 pound packages labeled as Arrezzio-Cooked Beef Pizza Topping Mango Cotto per Pizza.

The products also bear the establishment number "EST. 623" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The products were produced Jan. 12, 2012, and were sold to foodservice institutions nationwide via a distributor. The product is intended for use in restaurants or institutional food operations; it is not sold in retail grocery stores.

The problem was reported by a product purchaser. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-866-328-3156.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.