If you recently purchased a frozen beef pepperoni pizza from Whole Foods thinking you were about to indulge in pie with beef on it, we have some bad news for you.
Whole Foods is recalling 74,000 pounds of its frozen “uncured beef pepperoni” pizzas that actually contain pork pepperoni. The recall was the result of a mislabeling issue that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service noticed during a routine inspection. According to Grub Street, the pizzas were distributed throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island with the sell-by dates of January 12, 2015 through January 30, 2016. If you’re one of the customers who purchased one of these pizzas, Whole Foods is requesting you return the product or throw it away.
It’s important to note that a percentage of the people buying the beef pepperoni pizzas are people who don’t eat pork for dietary or religious reasons. The chain explained in a statement,
According to The Globe, there have currently been no adverse health effects due to the mislabeling, but we can only imagine some Whole Foods customers are seriously pissed.
[via Grub Street]