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News Release

California Firm Recalls Bolognese Sauce Products Due To Undeclared Allergen And Misbranding

Class I Recall 069-2013
Health Risk: High Nov 22, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Leo O’Drudy
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2013 – DelMonaco Specialty Foods, a Morgan Hill, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,616 pounds of Armanino brand Bolognese sauce products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The product contains milk, a known allergen which was declared on the product label; however the label was not applied to all the products in each lot.

The Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork products were produced on September 25, September 27, and November 7, 2013. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5 pound cases containing twelve 10-ounce bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 31113 printed on the interior bag.
  • 7.5 pound cases containing twelve 10-ounce bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 27013 printed on the interior bag.
  • 12 pound cases containing four 3-pound bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 31113 printed on the interior bag. 
  • 12 pound cases containing four 3-pound bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 26813 printed on the interior bag.

The products subject to recall are missing the USDA mark of inspection with establishment number “EST. 17702” inside. These products were sold for institutional use in Hayward and San Francisco, Calif.

The problem was discovered by the company’s customer.  FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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.

Media outlets with questions regarding the recall can contact Arnold Avalos, VP of Operations, at 408-500-4118.  Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Sandra Johnson, Sales Coordinator, at 408-500-4114.

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 l0 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.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jan 10, 2014