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The Margin: Why Nestle is asking customers to toss 14 tons of DiGiorno pepperoni pizza


Some 14 tons of DiGiorno pizza aren’t delivering what their packaging promises.  Nestle USA., which owns the frozen pizza brand, has recalled about 27,872 pounds of its frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to “misbranding and undeclared allergens,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported this week. 

The problem is, many of these boxes labeled as “pepperoni crispy pan crust” pizza actually contain DiGiorno’s “three meat crispy pan crust” pizza. In those pizzas, the beef topping and sausage bits sprinkled on the “three meat” pies include textured soy protein, which can …

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