Vocci Italian Lasagna Product [US]


USDA RecallUS/Washington: Vocci Italian Food Products recalls approximately 2,025 pounds of Lasagna Products due to undeclared egg ingredients, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/lHN3B

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_037_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following products are subject to recall:

  • five (5) pound steamer tin pans of “Vocci Italian Foods Beef Lasagna” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label; and
  • twenty (20) pound cases containing four, five (5) pound steamer tin pans of “Vocci Italian Foods Beef Lasagna” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

According to the USDA, the recalled products were produced on various dates between November 16, 2012 and May 8, 2013 and were sold to foodservice institutions in the Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO metropolitan area. The product is intended for use in restaurants or institutional food operations; it is not sold in retail grocery stores.

About Egg Allergies:
For some people, foods made from egg (or egg ingredients) may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from these products. Examples of foods with hidden egg include ingredients such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These components (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-037-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2072
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