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147,667 Pounds of Canned Meatball Products Recalled

From USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, 08/3/10

Ugo. DiLullo & Sons, a Westville, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 147,667 pounds of canned meatball products because they contain an allergen, egg, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product subject to recall includes:

  • 6 lb., 10 oz cans of "U. DILULLO'S DELUXE MEATBALLS IN SAUCE". Each package bears the establishment number "Est. 1153" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The canned meatball products were produced on various dates between May 1, 2009, and August 2, 2010, and were distributed to institutions, including food banks, in Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Ugo DiLullo, President, or Michele Mattei of Ugo. DiLullo & Sons at (856) 456-3700.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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