Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style Salame Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||May 10, 2012|
|What:||Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style Salame|
|Why:||Misbranding; Soy allergen not declared on the labels|
|Scope:||Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Euro Foods, which also does business as Citterio USA Corporation, a Freeland, Pennsylvania establishment, is recalling approximately 5,156 pounds of Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style Salame because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy protein, a food allergen that is not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall are 7 oz. packages of Citterio Rustico Chorizo Spanish Style Salame, containing 24 pieces of chorizo, marked as follows:
- lot number 659, and expiration date of either 8/12/12 or 9/29/12; and
- lot number 135 and expiration date of 11/30/12.
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 4010" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2011 and Feb. 28, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments and wholesale distributors in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and Texas.
The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine food safety assessment and may have occurred as a result of a change in the ingredient formulation of a spice mix used in the product.
FSIS and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Euro Foods' Vice President of Sales, Joseph Petruce, at (570) 636-3171.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.