Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods, Inc. Recalls Vegetable Lasagna Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall
Health Risk: High
Date: May 4, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 – Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Austin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,575 pounds of vegetable lasagna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product may contain turkey, as well as eggs, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label.
The frozen lasagna items were produced on Feb. 12, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
- 10-oz. boxes containing plastic trays labeled “Michael Angelo’s Vegetable Lasagna” with a packaging date of Feb. 12, 2016.
Due to a packaging error, the 10-oz. cartons are labeled as “Michael Angelo’s Vegetable Lasagna,” however, the packages contain a turkey lasagna product, which contains eggs. The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Indiana.
The problem was discovered after the firm received complaints from customers.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the firm’s consumer hotline, at 1 (877) 482-5426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Price, Vice President of Operations, at (512) 218-3514.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.