By Jay Croft

Aug. 16, 2022 -- Home Run Inn is recalling some 13,000 pounds of frozen pizzas after customers said they found metal in it, federal food safety officials say.

The recalled products are Home Run Inn Chicago's Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza made on June 6, 2022, with a “best by” date of December 3, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports.

The pizzas’ meat toppings “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal,” the USDA says.

The government says the pizzas came in 33.5-ounce cartons with the establishment number "EST. 18498-A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The pizzas were shipped to a distributor in Illinois and then to retailers.

The company, based in Woodbridge, IL., reported it had received consumer complaints “reporting metal was found in the pizza," the USDA says.

“There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products,” the USDA says. “Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.”

Consumers should not eat the pizzas, the USDA says. Instead, throw them out.

An article on says Home Run Inn is a family-owned and operated establishment with nine restaurants that sells frozen pizza in most states. It began as a small tavern in Chicago in 1923, the company says.

In a statement to CNN, the company said the "safety of our customers and quality of our Home Run Inn products is paramount" and that it's "working closely" with the USDA on the recall.

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USDA: “Home Run Inn Frozen Foods Recalls Frozen Meat Pizza due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination”


MSN: “Home Run recalls 13K pounds of pizza after metal complaints”


CNN: “Frozen pizza recalled after customers find metal pieces”


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