Ezzo Sausage Company, of Columbus, Ohio, recalled approximately 12 tons of pepperoni and sausage pizza toppings after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses, according to a recall notice posted on November 9 by the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
The company supplied pizza toppings under several brand-names, including Ezzo Brand, Ange’s Pizza, Creno’s Pizza, Flyers Pizza & Subs, GiAntonio Brand, Joseppi’s Pizza, Massey’s, and Pizza King.
The recall involves ready-to-eat sausage and pepperoni products that were produced on October 29, October 30, and November 5, 2019.
The products are marked with establishment number “EST. 1838A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to restaurants and distribution centers in Indiana and Ohio.
Infections with Listeria can cause a serious and sometimes fatal illness, especially in young children, older adults, and people with vulnerable immune systems. Pregnant women may suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth.
FSIS recommends that high-risk people who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell their health care provider.