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Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain Buitoni Brand Pizzas May Contain Pieces of Metal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestle Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Buitoni brand pizzas described below as they may contain pieces of metal.

The following Buitoni brand pizzas, product of Germany, are affected by this alert:


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Product                   Weight      UPC             Production       
                                                      code(i)          
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Buitoni Funghi Rustico    365 g       0 55000 59984 9 21952276G2       
                                                      21952276G3       
                                                      22952276G3       
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Buitoni Margherita        350 g       0 55000 59985 6 21672276G3       
                                                      21682276G1       
                                                      22092276G1       
                                                      22822276G2       
                                                      21952276G2       
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Buitoni Pepperoni Diavolo 340 g       0 55000 59986 3 22092276G3       
                                                      22102276G1       
                                                      22822276G3       
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Buitoni Pollo Toscano     350 g       0 55000 59987 0 22092276G2       
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Buitoni Spinaci Fresca    360 g       0 55000 59990 0 21952276G3       
                                                      21962276G1       
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(i) The production code can be found on the side of the box.

These products have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported consumer complaints about these products in Canada.

The importer, Nestle Canada Inc., North York, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Nestle Canada Inc at 1-866-891-0561;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contacts:
Nestle Canada Inc.
416-218-2688

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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