Frozen Pizza Quality Issues
Posted on 01 November 2007
by Web Site Staff
On November 1, 2007 General Mills, Inc announced that about five million Totino’s and Jeno’s frozen pizzas with pepperoni toppings were being recalled due to the pepperoni possibly being contaminated with E. coli.
General Mills advised that about 400, 000 cases worth of pizza products at the time being carried by store or already in people’s homes are affected by the recall.
One issue that should be now noted is the type of pepperoni used. Sadly, except for a few frozen pizza manufactures today, most the pepperoni being used to top frozen pizza is being substituted with a poor quality mixture of chicken, pork and beef.
Consumers should be very watchful of this trend and always stay away from any pepperoni which uses the chicken within the mixture. They should closely check the box for ingredients of the pepperoni to make sure it does not contain a chicken byproduct and only utlizes beef and/or pork in the mix.
Due to these sub-standards now adopted by some frozen pizza manufactures such as General Mills, Inc. when it comes to pepperoni, quality and health issues become a major concern.
At this time AboutPizza.com no longer endorses or qualifies any frozen pizza with a pepperoni containing a mixture of chicken, pork and beef pizzas as being accredited frozen pizzas. Only pork and beef mixtures or all pork or all beef pepperoni or accepted.