Personally, I think we might be placing too much emphasis on the ingredients listing for their frozen pizza?
The Stuffed pizza is what put them on the map and what made them famous, if it were me I would not produce a frozen pizza (when I knew I had to list my ingredients by law) on a label for everyone to see. I would develop a formulation that I was satisfied with, but not provide my trade secrets. I might also have to change my formulation to work better with frozen products and compete with the lower cost frozen pizza market. It would not make sense to have everyone see what makes my products special. Basically, enabling others to compete with me. That would be reckless.
In the listing below (posted in another thread), they made a mistake on the rice flour for sure, and they twisted the wording in bold below. They are specifically singling out the Stuffed and mentioning Margarine. The "Margarine used in all ingredients as well as to coat our pizza pans"" is rather interesting what do they mean?
Margarine in sausage, in pepperoni? Used to saute onions or green peppers? Margarine in the Mushrooms?
It says "IN" all ingredients - not to saute or to roast ingredients...
Flour is an ingredient, and the line could mean the Margarine IN the ingredient Flour. That would put Margarine in the dough formulation.
September 24,2013 Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Cheese Pizza features the following three (3) cheeses: Mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano. Please Note: Giordano’s uses Mozzarella cheese that is made with non-animal rennets (enzymes), which originate in microbial (synthetic) or vegetable sources; whereas, the Parmesan and Romano cheeses may contain rennets (enzymes) that originate in animal sources. Giordano’s Thin Crust Cheese Pizza features only Mozzarella Cheese, which is made with non-animal rennets (enzymes) originating in either microbial (synthetic) or vegetable sources. Giordano’s pizza dough contains rice flour, yeast, soy vegetable oil, water, sugar and salt. The crust (dough) of Giordano’s Stuffed Pizza is made with 100% Pure Soy Vegetable Oil. The margarine used in all ingredients as well as to coat our pizza pans
is also a certified koshered margarine. Giordano’s Pizza Sauce for both the stuffed pizza and the thin crust, along with our Marinara Sauce (pasta), is not by made from any animal by-products. I hope I was able to answer your question. Thank you for contacting Giordano’s! Customer Service www.giordanos.com
The same website also stated: MCG is the Muslim Consumer Group
"MCG tried very hard to get the technical information from Giordano Pizza Company without any success because there is no technical person works for this pizza company and they always refer to store manager who have no knowledge. He only says the their ingredients are natural and will not allow inside to look at ingredients cases.
So MCG advises Chicago area Muslims not to consume Giordano Cheese Pizza"
If the ingredients are listed on the Frozen pizza label, why then wouldn't Giordanos just let the MCG know those are in fact what's in the pizza. MCG is asking for ingredients, its states they tired very hard - so what is Giordanos withholding?
I think their "Secret" is Margarine in the dough and they don't want anyone to know.
Just my 2 cents.....