Picone Meat Specialties, LTD. Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2017 – Picone Meat Specialties, LTD., a Mamaroneck, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,750 pounds of salami products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain non-fat dry milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The dry fermented salami products were produced on various dates from April 1, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 115-lb. Box containing 6 – 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Spicy Dry Salami” bearing the case code P11.
  • 209-lb. Box containing 12 – 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Sweet Dry Salami” bearing the case code P17.
  • 192-lb. Box containing 9 – 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Spicy Soppressata Salami” bearing the case code P11.
  • 327-lb. Box containing 13 – 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Sweet Soppressata Salami” bearing the case code P17.
  • 1,120 -lb. Box containing bulk 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Sweet Soppressata Salami.”
  • 658-lb. Box containing bulk 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Spicy Soppressata Salami.”
  • 1,203-lb. Box containing bulk 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Sweet Dry Salami.”
  • 525-lb. Box containing bulk 20-24 lb. vacuum-packed packages of “Uncle Guiseppe’s Spicy Dry Salami.”
  • 300-lb. Bulk box containing vacuum-packed packages of “Giorgio’s Cacciatorino Piccante.”
  • 300-lb. Bulk box containing vacuum-packed packages of “Giorgio’s Cacciatorino Dolce.”
  • 400-lb. Bulk box containing vacuum-packed packages of “Giorgio’s Hot Soppressatta”
  • 400-lb. Bulk box containing vacuum-packed packages of “Giorgio’s Sweet Soppressatta”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M4445” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New York.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel conducting label review verification activities on March 8, 2017. FSIS personnel discovered the presence of non-fat dry milk, a known allergen, as well as other undeclared non-allergenic ingredients.

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 theircustomers 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 Anthony Picone, President, at (914) 381-3002.

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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