Media Contacts:           Tom Forsythe

                                    General Mills

                                    763-764-6364

 

                                    Lori Willis

                                    Schnucks

                                    314-994-4602

 

Nov. 1, 2007

 

Totino’s Frozen Pizzas Recalled Due To Possible E. coli Contamination

 

            ST. LOUISGeneral Mills, the parent company of Totino’s, today announced a voluntary recall of frozen pizzas with pepperoni toppings because of possible contamination of the pepperoni topping with E. coli 0157:H7

            Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the following product:

 

Brand                                      Product                                                           UPC Number

 

Totino’s                                   Party Supreme                                                 42800-10700

Totino’s                                   3 Meat                                                             42800-10800

Totino’s                                   Pepperoni                                                        42800-11400

Totino’s                                   Classic Pepperoni                                            42800-11402

Totino’s                                   Pepperoni Trio                                                 42800-72157

Totino’s                                   Party Combo                                                    42800-11600

 

            The frozen pizza products were produced in the company’s Wellston, Ohio plant and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

            The potential problem was uncovered by state and federal authorities investigating 21 occurrences of E. coli-related illnesses in 10 states.  The investigation is ongoing and General Mills continues to cooperate fully with all involved state and federal authorities.

            E. coli 0157:H7 is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.  Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illness.  Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

            Schnucks and Logli customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi may return the specified products to their nearest store for a full refund.

            Consumers with questions may contact General Mills at 800-949-9055 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 800-264-4400.

 

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