FDA warns – Shakespeare’s Pizza recalls all frozen pizzas due to undeclared wheat

According to the FDA, Columbia, Missouri-based Shakespeare’s Pizza has recalled all varieties of its frozen pizzas, sold in grocery stores, due to the undeclared presence of wheat.

Consumers who live with a wheat allergy or sensitivity are advised that they could suffer a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction if they ingest the products.

Announced by the company on December 7, 2023, the recall covers pizzas that were distributed and made available for purchase across Missouri grocery stores and a small minority of other outlets in Kansas, particularly the Kansas City metro area.

As can be referenced by product photos included in the FDA announcement, all lots of the following twelve-inch Shakespeare’s Pizza frozen pizza varieties are affected:

  • Shakespeare’s Extra Cheese, UPC 686 148 007 370
  • Shakespeare’s Vegetarian, UPC 686 148 007 394
  • Shakespeare’s Four Cheese, UPC 686 148 000 050
  • Shakespeare’s Spinach Artichoke, UPC 686 148 000 043

Officials say they were first alerted to the product label’s lack of a wheat declaration following a routine inspection conducted by “government regulatory agency partners.”

While Shakespeare’s Pizza has not been made aware of any illnesses in connection to the problem to date, consumers with dietary restrictions are urged to refrain from consuming the pizzas. For a complete refund, the products may be brought back to the store of purchase or directly to Shakespeare’s Pizza.

Further questions may be directed to the company by phone at 573-268-4106 or 573-268-2371, or via email athello@shakespeares.com.


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