Fratelli Beretta Recalls Mortadella Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Consumers with Pistachio nut allergies should avoid the recalled product
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced that Fratelli Beretta is recalling approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Pistachio nuts, a known allergen, are not declared on the product label, posing a potential health risk to consumers with nut allergies.
The mortadella items were produced on November 30, 2016. The product being recalled is 3-ounce 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 February 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, to date. 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.
Consumers with any additional questions about the recall can contact Simone Bocchini, President, at (201) 438-0723.