Pizza in Missouri Recalled Due to Life-Threatening Allergies
One of the more popular pizzas in Missouri has been recalled due to potential life-threatening allergic reactions according to a bulletin issued today by the FDA.
The Food and Drug Administration says that there are 4 different varieties of pizza manufactured in a Columbia, Missouri facility are now being recalled by the company. Shakespeare's Pizza that was distributed in Missouri stores and specifically in the Kansas City area do not have wheat as a stated ingredient on the box which can cause tragic allergic reactions for some.
Here are the UPC codes to look for:
Shakespeare’s Extra Cheese - Twelve Inch - 686 148 007 370
Shakespeare’s Vegetarian - Twelve Inch - 686 148 007 394
Shakespeare’s Four Cheese - Twelve Inch - 686 148 000 050
Shakespeare’s Spinach Artichoke - Twelve Inch - 686 148 000 043
Here are the affected pizza labels as shared by the FDA.
The good news is that there are no reported illnesses associated with this Shakespeare's Pizza recall as of this writing.
What can happen if someone consumes these pizzas and they have a wheat allergy?
The FDA says the following:
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
What do you do if you have some of this recalled pizza?
The bulletin from the FDA says you can return it to the grocery store you purchased it from or you can call the company at 573-268-4106 or 573-268-2371.
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