Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats LLC announces foreign matter recall

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The salami and capocollo products were recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination.
WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall of approximately 22,630 lbs. of ready-to-eat (RTE) genoa salami and capocollo products produced by Buffalo, New York-based establishment, Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats LLC, due to possible contamination by foreign matter.

The products were produced on various dates from Jan. 30, 2017, to Aug. 21, 2017.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 18.9-lb. VACUUM-SEALED packages containing “Battistoni GENOA SALAMI WITH WINE,” with lot codes 31B and 05A. The products have “Sell by” dates of 2/21/18, 2/23/18, 2/27/18, 3/2/18 and 8/17/18.

• 15-lb. VACUUM-SEALED packages containing “Battistoni Hot Cooked Capocollo Boneless Pork Shoulder Butt Coated with Spices & Paprika,” with lot code 33D. The products have a “Sell by” date of 11/19/17.

The recalled items were shipped to food service establishments in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and bear establishment number “EST. 2706” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 11, when the company notified 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 RTE product, and is generally sliced thin as a typical deli meat.

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.  

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