October 31, 2002
Ohio Firm Has Recalled Soup
Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that
Casa Di Carfagna Inc. has recalled approximately 60,000 pounds of soup that
contain an undeclared allergen (sesame seeds), the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products being recalled are:
26-ounce packages of "CASA DI CARFAGNA PrestoPLEASERS! Wedding Soup with
Tiny Meatballs," which was distributed to retail stores in Ohio; and,
64-ounce packages of "WEDDING SOUP TRADITIONALE with TINY MEATBALLS" bearing
the code "ITEM #601001." This product was distributed to hotels, restaurants
and institutions in Ohio.
Each of the products bears the establishment code "EST. P-20477" inside the
USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced between Nov. 18, 1999, and Oct. 28, 2002.
"Consumers who are allergic to sesame seeds should not eat
these products but return them to the point of purchase," said Dr. Garry L.
McKee, FSIS administrator. "Diners who are allergic may also wish to ask if
their meals contain the recalled product."
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Dino
Carfagna, vice president, at (614) 846-6340.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English
and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.