FDA-Regulated Chocolate Wafers Recalled Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen - 2/3/23
Issue Date: Feb. 1, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat snack products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated chocolate wafers that have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, specifically peanut residue. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed.
The meat snack items were produced with the recalled chocolate wafers on various dates from Jan. 2-18, 2023. The following products are subject to the public health alert:
- 2.71oz plastic tray packages of Private Selection Snack Board Smoked Dry Cured Red Wine Salami
- Lot Code: 11110900408
- Best By Dates: April 10, 2023 / April 18, 2023
- 3oz plastic tray packages of Greenfield Natural Meat Co. Smoked Uncured Pepperoni
- Lot Code: 63100268821
- Best By Date: April 3, 2023
- 2.9oz plastic tray packages of Private Selection Snack Board Smoked Dry Cured Spicy Calabrese Salami
- Lot Code: 11110605471
- Best By Date: April 3, 2023 / April 19, 2023
The products subject to the public health alert bear establishment number “645” inside the Canadian mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the producing establishment was notified by their wafer supplier that the chocolate wafers are being recalled because they may contain peanut residue, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that the recalled wafers were used in products distributed to the U.S.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. 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 questions about the public health alert can contact Maple Leaf Foods Inc. at 1-877-526-4520. Members of the media who have questions can contact Maple Leaf Foods Inc. at email@example.com. Read more on the USDA website.
*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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