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Whole Foods Recalls About 74,000 Pounds Of Mislabeled Frozen Pizza

The pizza labels said they had uncured beef pepperoni, but they really had uncured pork pepperoni, according to a press release from the USDA.

By Briana Altergott | January 26, 2016

Whole Foods is recalling nearly 74,000 pounds of frozen pizza due to a labeling error that said they were topped with beef — but they weren't.

According to a press release from the USDA, the pizza labels said they had uncured beef pepperoni, when they really had uncured pork pepperoni.

And this could be a big problem for Whole Foods customers who can't eat pork due to dietary or cultural reasons.

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The recall applies to 8- and 10-inch pizzas. The packaging is marked with the code "EST. 20234" and has sell-by dates of Jan. 12, 2015, through Jan. 30, 2016. (Video via Whole Foods Market)

Customers in the New England area should be especially aware. The pizzas were reportedly shipped to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

Whole Foods said in a statement, "The problem was discovered by [the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service] during a label review at the establishment and occurred as a result of a change in ingredient suppliers."

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the pizzas. (Video via Whole Foods Market)

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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