USDA prompts Trader Joe's pizza recall: What you need to know

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(CBS/AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a beef with some pizzas found at Trader Joe's, and 131,000 pounds of frozen pizza products have been recalled to make things right.

What's the problem? USDA says the labels on Pizza Al Pollo Asado products fail to mention that the pizzas contain wheat.

Some people are extremely allergic to wheat. For them, consuming the stuff can cause symptoms ranging from hives and nausea to breathing problems, according to the Mayo Clinic website. In extreme cases, wheat allergy can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

The pizzas were produced by Completely Fresh Foods of Montebello, Calif. between Jan. 27 and March 27 and shipped to Trader Joe's stores nationwide. The 10-ounce packages bear the establishment number "EST. P-974" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

A Trader Joe's spokeswoman says all the affected products have been removed from its stores.

The USDA says the problem was discovered as part of a routine inspection.

  • David W Freeman

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