WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2017 (USDA FSIS release) — Caesar's Pasta, LLC, a Blackwood, New Jersey establishment, is recalling 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The frozen beef meatball items were produced between Nov. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
- 10-lb. boxes containing 0.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70033SH.
- 10-lb. boxes containing 1-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70034SH.
- 10-lb. boxes containing 1.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70035SH.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5498” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in Pennsylvania
The problem was discovered when the establishment’s customer noticed that the label did not include eggs in the ingredient statement.
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.