December 17, 2012

Virginia Firm Recalls Mortadella Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Nut Allergen

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of 2,650 pounds of mortadella because the product contains pistachio nuts which are not declared on the label.

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.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_080_2012_Release/index.asp.

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