MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - General Mills says it's recalling almost five million frozen pizzas sold under the Totino's and Jeno's label because of possible E. coli contamination.
The company says the problem may come from pepperoni produced at an Ohio plant. General Mills says state and federal authorities have been investigating 21 E. coli illnesses in 10 states.
Eight of the cases were reported in Tennessee, with the other cases found in smaller numbers in Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
Nine of those 21 people reported eating Totino's or Jeno's pizza with pepperoni topping at some point before becoming ill.
Eds: The specific products in the recall, with SKU, include:
Totino's Party Supreme, 42800-10700.
Totino's Three Meat, 42800-10800.
Totino's Pepperoni, 42800-11400.
Totino's Pepperoni, 42800-92114.
Totino's Classic Pepperoni, 42800-11402.
Totino's Pepperoni Trio, 42800-72157.
Totino's Party Combo, 42800-11600.
Totino's Combo, 42800-92116.
Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Supreme, 35300-00561.
Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Pepperoni, 35300-00572.
Jeno's Crisp 'n Tasty Combo, 35300-00576.
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