November 10, 2001Jimmy 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
pounds of fresh Italian sausage products because they contain undeclared
ingredients, including monosodium glutamate (MSG).
This is the first public notice of
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.