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November 10, 2001

Jimmy Peccis Taste of Italy Recalls Italian Sausage Product

Tinton Falls, N.J. (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Jimmy Peccis Taste of Italy is recalling approximately 3,400 pounds of fresh Italian sausage products because they contain undeclared ingredients, including monosodium glutamate (MSG).

This is the first public notice of this Class llI recall issued by the  FSIS.

MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in a variety of foods prepared at home, in restaurants, and by food processors. Some persons who have eaten foods containing MSG have reported adverse reactions.

The product subject to recall is "BOVA ITALIAN SAUSAGE" packaged in 10 lb. cases. Each case bears the establishment code "EST. 21233" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The product was produced on Oct. 1, Oct. 15, and Oct. 29. The product was distributed to institutions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled," said Maggie O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator. "Consumers who have concerns about MSG should return the product to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered by an FSIS compliance officer.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Michael Perrone, co-owner, Taste of Italy, at (732) 922-0577

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