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Northside Noodle Company Recalls Meatball Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall
Release: 100-2017
Health Risk: High
Date: Sept 8, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman 
(202) 720-9113 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 – Northside Noodle Company, an Iron Mountain, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 123 pounds of meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen pork and beef meatball mix items were produced on June 6, 2017, June 27, 2017 and Aug. 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 1-lb. polystyrene foam packages containing “Ragazzo’s ITALIAN STYLE MEATBALL MIX,” with lot codes 2008, 2024 and 2044.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M10062” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail location in Michigan.

The problem was discovered during routine label verification checks.

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 will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Mark Pugh, President, Northside Noodle Company at (906) 779-2181.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 a.m. to 6 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:


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