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Tree Nut (Pistachio) Allergy Alert - Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. in Mortadella Product

Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. Recalls Mortadella Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall
Release: 014-2017
Health Risk: High
Date: Feb 22, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., a Mount Olive, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains pistachio nuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The mortadella items were produced on Nov. 30, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 3-oz. plastic packages containing slices of “Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella” with Lot# LO23633800 and Best By Date April 2, 2017.  

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania and further distributed to retail and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The problem was discovered Feb. 17, 2017 by the Dietz & Watson distributor who observed pistachio nuts through the clear product packaging in a case of products labeled as Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products and notified the establishment. The Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products are not formulated with pistachio nuts and do not declare the pistachio nut ingredient on the label.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Simone Bocchini, President, at (201) 438-0723.

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 10 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.

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