Freezer Favorite Recalled for Wheat Contamination

( – A Missouri-based pizza company issued a recall on four of its popular frozen pizzas after discovering that the label did not indicate that wheat was an included ingredient. The company released a bulletin announcing the recall, writing that “a routine inspection by our government regulatory partners” resulted in the discovery of the error.

The pizzas are found in grocery stores across Missouri and some locations in Kansas. They are also sold for fundraisers, and customers can order the frozen pizzas through the company’s website. The varieties of pizza included in the recall are Extra Cheese, Vegetarian, Four Cheese, and Spinach Artichoke.

The company website also posted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bulletin to inform customers about the recall. The statement ensured that anyone who does not have a wheat allergy would not be affected if they bought a pizza without the words “contains wheat.” The bulletin also said that customers could return mislabeled pizzas for a refund at the place they were purchased, or they could be brought to one of the four Shakespeare’s Pizza restaurant locations in Columbia.

Those with a wheat allergy should follow up with their doctor if they developed an issue after they consumed the mislabeled pizza. The website also provides insight into the laid-back atmosphere of the restaurant, with jokes spread throughout each landing page. Customers can purchase pizza by the slice, which is likely very popular among Mizzou college students.

Earlier this year, Shakespeare’s celebrated 50 years in business by hosting a party and giving away free slices of pizza. Besides its one-of-a-kind pizza, the company offers a wildly popular pickle beer. Customers who attended the party said that they hoped Shakespeare’s endured to celebrate its 100-year birthday. Many recalled important memories that were made while dining at the restaurant, especially in their college years.

The downtown location was demolished and rebuilt at a new location in 2015 to accommodate much-needed student housing. The new build was more modernized but kept its original iconic design. Back in 2010, Shakespeare’s was named the “Best College Hangout in America” in a Good Morning America competition between four restaurants.

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