Smithfield issues recall for pepperoni five cheese calzones

Smithfield issues recall for pepperoni five cheese calzones.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic.

The not fully cooked pepperoni five cheese calzone products were produced on May 23, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

8-oz. deli tray of “Stefano’s Calzone PEPPERONI FIVE CHEESE STUFFED WITH PEPPERONI AND A FIVE CHEESE BLEND,” with “Lot Code 14318B” on the individual packages and “USE BY DATE 1/18/2019” on the product cases.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-19140” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

One consumer reported experiencing a small oral laceration while eating the product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers and retailers who have purchased these products are urged not to eat them. USDA says the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.