December 27, 2001Cape May Foods Has Recalled Canned
Cape May, NJ (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Cape May Foods, Inc.
LaMonica brand Scungilli packed in 6.5 and 29oz. cans.
The Scungilli was labeled without reference to the presence of sodium
bisulfite, a common additive used to preserve color. Some people are
allergic to sodium bisulfite and, accordingly, the product label should
include reference to the presence of sodium bisulfite so that consumers can
be aware and take appropriate precautions.
There have been no instances of injury or problems associated with the
product to date. The food product itself is wholesome and fit for human
consumption except, for those persons who should avoid foods containing
sodium bisulfite. The product recall is presently underway and all
distributors' shelves have been cleared of the mislabeled product. Any
retailer who may have LaMonica brand Scungilli without labels indicating the
presence of sodium bisulfite should return the product to their distributor
for properly labeled product. If a consumer has any LaMonica brand Scungilli
and they are allergic to sodium bisulfite, they may return the product to
the point of purchase. If a consumer is not allergic to sodium bisulfite, they may use the product as anticipated, the product itself is
wholesome and fit for human consumption.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already been notified about the
situation and the particulars of the recall program.