Stouffer’s Lasagna Frozen Entrées Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||April 17, 2012|
|What:||Stouffer's Lasagna Italiano|
|Why:||Mislabeling; Anchovies allergen not declared on the label|
|Scope:||States east of the Mississippi River|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Gaffney, South Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 16,890 pounds of Stouffer's lasagna frozen entrées that may instead contain stuffed peppers. The stuffed peppers contain Worcestershire sauce made with anchovies, a food allergen that is not declared on the lasagna labels.
The products subject to recall are 19 1/8 oz. (542 g) cartons of Stouffer's Lasagna Italiano with a best before date of JAN 2014; and shipping cases of Stouffers DS STFD Peppers containing 12 cartons that may be labeled with Stouffer's Lasagna Italiano.
Each carton and case bears the establishment number "EST. 7991." The cartons and cases also bear the package code 1349595513R or 1349595513S. No other package codes are affected by this recall. Additionally, each 19 1/8-oz. carton contains an identifying retail UPC 13800 44709. The products subject to recall were produced on Dec. 15, 2011, and shipped to retail establishments east of the Mississippi River.
The problem was brought to the company's attention by two consumer complaints. The problem may have occurred when the lasagna packaging materials remained in the packaging machinery when the company began packaging stuffed pepper entrées.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-392-4057.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.