Battistoni Salami & Capocollo Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Battistoni Salami & Capocollo Recall [US]Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats, LLC, a Buffalo, New York establishment, recalls an estimated 22,630 pounds of ready-to-eat (“RTE”) Genoa Salami and Capocollo products due to suspected Aluminum Metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards. USDA:

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

  • 18.9-pound vacuum-sealed packages containing Battistoni Genoa Salami with Wine with batch/lot codes 31B and 05A. The recalled Salami products have sell-by dates of 2/21/18, 2/23/18, 2/27/18, 3/2/18 or 8/17/18.
  • 15-pound vacuum-sealed packages containing Battistoni Hot Cooked Capocollo Boneless Pork Shoulder Butt coated with Spices & Paprika with a batch/lot code 33D. The recalled Capocollo products have a sell-by date of 11/19/17.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Genoa Salami and Capocollo products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the processed Meat products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2706” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to foodservice establishments in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered on October 11, 2017, when the company notified the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) of an incident where an aluminum clip was found in the product shipped to a retailer. The issues were found during preparation and slicing of product at the retail level. The product is a ready-to-eat (“RTE”) product, and is generally sliced thin as a typical deli meat.

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Genoa Salami and Capocollo products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Ms. Anne Ashely, recall coordinator at Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats, at 1-716-826-2700.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Aluminium Fragment contamination, please search for “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Genoa Salami and Capocollo products, please search for “pork” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-110-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 9319-2017
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