Walmart Frozen Pizza Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

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The U.S Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services said the frozen pizzas were produced on February 23, 2017 by RBR Meat Company, Inc.

The pizza was sold at select stores in California, Colorado, Nevada, Washington state, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, Wal-Mart said. They carry the lot code 20547 and establishment number "EST".

The focus is on RBR Meat Company's Marketside Supreme frozen pizza.

RBR Company's recall announcement comes days after Vulto Creamery pulled four additional cheeses from store shelves due to potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Despite the fact that there has been no report of listeria due to these products, the company chose to make the recall on its own. So which Marketside pizzas from Walmart were recalled?

The food safety and inspection service found the listeria bacteria during routine sampling, but no adverse reactions have been reported.

The Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza was affected by the recall.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), common symptoms of listeriosis include headache, stiff neck, confusion, fever and muscle aches. A more invasive form of the infection could spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. Pregnant women and their newborns are at higher risk of getting a Listeria infection and the effect can be serious. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

Anyone who experiences flu-like symptoms within two months of eating this product should seek emergency medical attention.

Consumers with additional questions may contact FSIS at AskKaren.gov or 1-888-674-6854.