Nestle recalls chicken, lasagna products in US, Canada

by Erica Shaffer
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Stouffer's chicken lasagna and DiGiorno chicken pizza
Nestle had recalled two different products from its Digiorno and Stouffers brands.

WASHINGTON – Nestle USA and Nestle Canada launched recalls of chicken pizza and chicken lasagna products in response to consumer complaints of glass pieces in the meals, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.

Approximately 267,024 lbs. of products are affected by the recall, FSIS said. The pizzas were made at Nestlé’s Little Chute, Wisconsin facility, while the lasagna products were produced at its plant in Springville, Utah.

Nestle received multiple consumer complaints regarding small pieces of glass in the foods. However, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the affected products, FSIS noted. The chicken lasagna items were produced on Dec. 21, 2015 and the chicken pizza items were produced on Jan. 17, 2016 and Jan. 18, 2016.

In the United States, products subject to the recall include 19.03-oz. boxes containing “DIGIORNO pizzeria! Tuscan-style chicken pizza” with case codes 601752592 and 601852591 and Best By: Aug., 2016; and 96-oz. boxes containing “Stouffer’s chicken lasagna” with a case code 5355595915 and Best By: Jan., 2018. 

In Canada, the recalled products are:

  • 547 g packages of Delissio brand Pizzeria vintage Tuscan-Style Chicken Pizza bearing product code 6017525952 BB/MA 2016NO12 and UPC 0 71921 72358 3; and
  • 600 g packages of Delissio brand Thin Crispy Crust Grilled Chicken Tomato & Spinach Pizza bearing product code 53625273C1 BB/MA 2016JL25 and UPC 0 71921 76481 4.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said there have been no reported injuries associated with the products in Canada. In a statement, Nestle Canada said “…Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the glass is spinach that was an ingredient common to the products subject to this recall. While there have been no consumer complaints in Canada, out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling these products due to a small number of consumer complaints in the United States, none of which involved injury.”

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