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BBQ chicken pizza recall for Walmart and Great Kitchens products

Great Kitchens, Inc. of Romeoville, Ill., a private label manufacturer for companies such as Walmart, issued a recall for more than 108,000 pounds of BBQ chicken pizza product sold largely at Walmart "Marketside" stores.

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the following items were part of the recall:

  • 14-pound, 4-ounce cases of "MARKETSIDE, 16" BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA,
  • 8-16" Pizzas," bearing case codes of "11016611," "11016621," "11016711," or "11016721."
  • 28.5-ounce "Marketside™, 16" BBQ RECIPE, Thin Crust, CHICKEN PIZZA."

Consumers can identify the recalled pizza by the code "P-2539B" within the USDA inspection mark. The affected products were produced on June 15 and 16, 2010. Reports indicate that small pieces of plastic were detected in the product, prompting the recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected BBQ chicken pizza at the Walmart on Route 9 on the Framingham/Natick border should call Great Kitchens, Inc.'s CEO, Gerald Coghlan at 815-306-7171.