Thousands of frozen pizzas have been recalled because spinach used on the pies was contaminated with bits of sharp, brittle plastic, several media agencies have reported.
Nestlé, which owns the popular brands, announced the recall Thursday.
The recall covers California Pizza Kitchen's crispy thin-crust white pizza and its limited-edition grilled chicken with Cabernet sauce. The DiGiorno products affected are the crispy flatbread pizza, Tuscan-style chicken, and DiGiorno bianca/white pizza, the LA Times reported.
A small number of consumers complained that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza, according to the Nestlé statement posted on US Food and Drug Administration website.
The pizzas were produced in February and March of this year, according to CBS News. That means consumers should check their freezers for pizzas with these productions codes:
- CPK Crispy Thin Crust White: 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
- CPK Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce: 3059525952.
- DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken: 3057525922 and 3058525921.
- DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza: production code is 3068525951.
To locate the production codes for these specific pizzas, the consumer simply needs to look for a blue or pink rectangular box on one of the side panels of the pizza box. The production code is on the second line of the printed code and is the first ten digits of the number, the company explained.