Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Hempler's Family Classic Pepperoni Recall [US]Hempler Foods Group, LLC., a Ferndale, Washington establishment, recalls an estimated 4,068 pounds of Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of oral injury, choking, ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards. USDA: http://ht.ly/XDhF30hC9gI

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-001-2018-release

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

  • Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni Sticks – Natural Smoke Flavoring Added, sold in 2.25-pound vacuum-packed packages with a packed-on date of 10/10/2017 and a case code 59716.

=> 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. One (1) additional image of the recalled Pork and Beef Pepperoni products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the Pepperoni subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 6410” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed for institutional use and shipped to retail locations in Eastern Washington.

The firm notified the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) after receiving three (3) consumer complaints, reporting small metal pieces in the Pepperoni products.

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 have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Arlie Jacobs, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at Hempler Foods Group’s consumer line at 1-360-312-1413 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday.

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Pork and/or Beef Pepperoni products, please search for “pepperoni” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and or sold by Hempler Foods Group, LLC., please search for “Hempler” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-001-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 9632-2018
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