Walmart Frozen Pizza Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Henrietta Brewer
March 19, 2017

However, consumers who have the product in their freezer or who have purchased it are urged to discard of it or return it for a refund. Manufacturer RBR Meat Company discovered the problem during a routine test, after the frozen pies went to distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

A statement issued by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Wednesday rated the health risk as "high" and warned customers not to consume the product.

Federal health officials announced last week an unrelated recall of soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery due to a listeria outbreak which caused six cases of illness including two deaths.

The focus of the recall is RBR Meat Company's Marketside Supreme frozen pizza. Listeria bacteria an grow at refrigerator temperatures, and freezing doesn't kill it. About 1,600 people are infected with listeriosis every year and of those 260 die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Listeria infection tends to be more serious when it affects people with weak immune system, older adults, and pregnant women.

Despite the fact that listeria can be treated, there are some people that might be more sensitive to it.

Eating food with Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

What is your opinion about this recall?

If you purchased the pizza, you should not eat it.

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