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Infected restaurant worker spurs hepatitis A alert in Alabama

A pizza restaurant in Alabama is working with the state Department of Public Health, after discovering that one of the restaurant’s food handlers is infected with hepatitis A. The health department (ADPH) has contacted many customers of Marco’s Pizza in Anniston, AL, directly regarding the highly contagious virus, according to a news release. Post-exposure treatment is available, but must be administered within two… Continue Reading

Coming Next Summer: Antibiotic-Free Chicken From Papa John’s

Papa John’s is the latest fast-food chain to announce plans to cut out antibiotics from its chicken production. But while McDonald’s set a two-year timeline, Chick-fil-A set a five-year timeline, and Subway was criticized for setting no timeline at all, the pizza chain is pledging to be antibiotic-free by next summer. Papa John’s will be the… Continue Reading

Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples and Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits Recalled for Listeria Risk

Reichel Foods, Inc. of Rochester, Minnesota is recalling a limited amount of Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was sent to retail stores throughout the… Continue Reading

Suzanne’s Grilled Portobello Pizzas

A few friends and I made this recipe one night when we were trying to find something to pair with a really earthy Pinotage.  Manchego cheese was a perfect finishing touch that night, but since then I’ve experimented with different toppings–sometimes using more traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni or sausage, other times filling the mushrooms… Continue Reading

Plastic Fragments Prompt Pizza Recall

Kashi is recalling approximately 11,000 cases of frozen pizzas due to possible plastic fragments in an ingredient in the pizza crusts. The recalled products include the following individually packaged pizzas, which were distributed nationwide through U.S. retail grocery stores.: — Kashi Mediterranean Thin Crust Pizza packaged in a 12.7 ounce box and marked with UPC Code… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Materials’ Force BBQ Chicken Pizza Recall

Romeoville, IL-based Great Kitchens, Inc. recalled approximately 109,800 pounds of BBQ chicken pizza products that may contain foreign materials on June 25. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the health risk for this second-class recall is low. Specific products recalled include: -14 lb, 4 oz cases of “Marketside,… Continue Reading