WASHINGTON – Fiorucci Foods Inc., a South Chesterfield, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,650 pounds of mortadella because the product contains pistachio nuts, a known allergen, that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The products subject to recall include:
- Cases containing two (2), 6-8 lb. bulk deli packages of “BLACK BEAR OF THE BLACK FOREST MORTADELLA” with an identifying case code of “510411.” These products were shipped to retailers in New Jersey and New York.
- Cases containing two (2), 5-7 lb. bulk deli packages of “COLOSSEUM MORTADELLA” with an identifying case code of “50405.” These products were shipped to distributors in Miami, Fla. and Chicago, Ill.
Both products subject to recall were produced on Nov. 10, 2012, and bear the establishment number “EST. 4058” inside the USDA mark of inspection with a sell by date of Feb. 10, 2013.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions this time. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smart phone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
Virginia firm recalls mortadella because of misbranding and undeclared nut allergen
Dec 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM Dec 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM