US Pizzas With Pepperoni Toppings Recalled on Contamination Fears

by Medindia Content Team on November 4, 2007 at 12:17 PM
US Pizzas With Pepperoni Toppings Recalled on Contamination Fears

US food giant General Mills said Thursday it was recalling some 414,000 cases of frozen pizzas from supermarkets on concerns they may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria.

The company said the voluntary recall affects Totino's and Jeno's frozen pizzas with pepperoni toppings produced at the company's Wellston, Ohio, plant.


The problem was uncovered by state and federal authorities investigating 21 occurrences of E. coli-related illnesses in 10 states as of July 20, General Mills said.

About half of those who became ill were hospitalized as a result.

General Mills said an investigation "is ongoing, and the company continues to cooperate fully with all involved state and federal authorities."

E. coli 0157 can cause serious illness, including stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea and fever. It is usually spread through contaminated food or drink.

Source: AFP
Font : A-A+



Recommended Readings

Latest General Health News

Americans Struggle to Keep Up Healthy Habits in Holiday Season
Most Americans confess that due to constant flurry of activity during the holiday season, it is difficult to eat nutritiously, exercise, and get enough sleep.
Depression, Constipation & Urinary Tract Infection: Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis
People who suffer from depression, constipation, and urinary tract infections are more likely to get multiple sclerosis(MS) five years before MS diagnosis.
Antibiotic Misuse Can Cause Kidney Stones & Infection
Seeking internet help for an incomplete antibiotic course resulted in kidney stone formation and urinary tract infection in a young woman.
Brain Care Score Tracks Dementia & Stroke Risks
The Brain Care Score is a tool to evaluate brain health and reduce the risk of brain disorders including dementia and stroke.
First Human Case of Rare Swine Flu Strain H1N2 Found in UK
Swine influenza A viruses, including subtypes H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2, are prominent among pigs and sporadically transmit to humans.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

US Pizzas With Pepperoni Toppings Recalled on Contamination Fears Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests