BJ's Recalls Deli Meats Due to Presence of Undeclared Pistachio
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February 05, 2016

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. has announced a recall for Citterio Mortadella and other deli meats due to a possible exposure to pistachios. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume the affected products.

The recall applies to meats sold at between January 20, 2016 and February 3, 2016. The products are packaged in individual service bags. For a list of the recalled meats and associated article numbers, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.

The recalled deli meats were sold at BJ's locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

BJ's mistakenly received a shipment of Citterio Mortadella containing pistachios. The deli labels did not list pistachios as an ingredient. Since the Mortadella with pistachios may have been sliced on equipment on which other deli meats were sliced, BJ's is conducting a voluntary recall of all deli meats purchased during those specified dates.

Deli cheeses are sliced on separate equipment and, as such, are not subject to this voluntary recall.

Members can visit their local BJ's with their receipt for a refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact BJ's Member Care Department at (800) 896-0847.