March 6, 2002
Florida Firm Has Recalled Sausage Products
Brooksville, Fl (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that La Bella Sausage Inc. has recalled
an undetermined amount of fresh sausage products that contain an undeclared
The products subject to recall were distributed to hotels and restaurants in
Florida. Each case bears the establishment number of "EST. 18726" inside the
USDA seal of inspection.
All products were produced between Sept. 9, 2001 and Feb. 6, 2002. Each case
is stamped with a production date code between "092601" to "020602."
The following products are in cases of various weights and sizes:
"1 oz breakfast linkS, La Bella Sausage Co.;"
"2 oz Breakfast pattie, La Bella Sausage Co."
"2 oz BREAKFAST LINKS, La Bella Sausage Co;" and,
"Breakfast Sausage, La Bella Sausage Co.;"
"Arrezzio BULK ITALIAN MILD SAUSAGE;"
"Arrezzio ITALIAN MILD ROPE SAUSAGE;"
"Arrezzio ITALIAN MILD LINK SAUSAGE 4/1;"
"Areezzio ITALIAN MILD LINK SAUSAGE 5/1;"
"Areezzio ITALIAN HOT ROPE SAUSAGE;" and
"ROBERTO’S MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE, La Bella Sausage Co."
Also subject to recall are the following fresh sausage products, which are
packaged in 10-pound boxes. Indicated on each 10-pound box are checked boxes
denoting whether the sausages are hot or mild, and whether the sausages are
rope, link or bulk. Packages inside the 10-pound boxes are of various
weights and sizes. They include:
"La Bella MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE;"
"La Bella HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE;"
"Ottimo Mild Italian Sausage;"
"Ottimo Hot Italian Sausage;"
"Ottimo Due HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE;" and,
"Ottimo Due MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE;"
"CREMOSA ITALIAN SAUSAGE."
"FSIS wants consumers who are sensitive to soy protein to be aware of the
recall," said Ronald Hicks, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers may wish
to ask at hotels and restaurants if their meals contain the recalled
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness or allergic reaction should
contact a physician.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact George
Kurppe, company president, or Claudia Barksdale, company secretary, at (352)