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The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 - Patrick Cudahy, Inc., a Cudahy, Wis., firm, is recalling approximately 5,625 pounds of ready-to-eat soppressata (salami) products due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (wheat), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The product label fails to list wheat, a potential known allergen, as an ingredient.
The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]
10-pound cartons (containing 4 packages each) of "ROSELI SOPPRESSATA." Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 28" inside the USDA seal of inspection. Each package also bears a packaging date code of "6313," "6346," "6356," "7003," "7018," "7026," "7047," "7058" or "7086."
The salami products were produced on various dates between November 2006 and March 2007 and were distributed to restaurants, caterers and the foodservice industry in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The problem was discovered by FSIS. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall should contact company Vice-President for Research and Development Susan Harris at (414) 744- 2000, ext. 331. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Customer Service Director Mike Reitz at (866) 534-0197.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
This product was not distributed in Indiana but counties bordering Illinois could be affected. This information may be distributed as necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to call this office at 317-233-7360.