Frozen Pizza Recall

General Mills has announced that it’s recalling 5 million Totino’s and Jeno’s frozen pizzas due to a possible contamination with E coli bacteria. E.coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. It is especially dangerous for the young, elderly or those with weak or compromised immune systems. The recall involves 8 different types of Totino’s pizza and 3 types of Jeno’s pizza. The pizzas in question had pepperoni or pepperoni and a combination of other toppings on them.
It’s beginning to seem that each day there’s a new food group being recalled for either E coli or salmonella contamination. In this instance, all those who ate the contaminated pizza recovered. However, both E coli and salmonella poisoning can be fatal. Each recall involves food that has already made people sick. At some point, the federal government has to be proactive and catch these contaminated foods before they hit store shelves. Unfortunately, there’s no way for the consumer to be sure if the food they’re consuming is safe. That’s not a good situation when going to the supermarket or the grocery store can be a dangerous adventure.