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Margherita Pepperoni recalled for possible contamination | WJMN

WASHINGTON (WJMN) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service announced that Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., which operates Margherita Meats, Inc., is recalling approximately 10,990 pounds of ready-to-eat pepperoni products containing may be infected with Bacillus Cereus (B. cereus).

The pepperoni product was manufactured and packaged on June 17, 2021. The product is described as 8 oz., Shrink-wrapped package containing unsliced ​​pepperoni “Margherita Pepperoni” with lot code P1931C and expiry date is P1931C. 12-24-21. above label.

Packaging for meat recalled.

The label also has the facility number “EST. 19” inside the USDA inspection mark. The items were shipped nationwide for retail. The issue was discovered when the Department of Defense notified FSIS that it had found B. cereus during periodic product testing.

B. cereus is a toxin-producing organism that causes diarrhea and vomiting. There have been no confirmed reports of illness caused by the product. Anyone concerned about illness or injury should contact a health care provider.

If you have this product, do not consume it. FSIS advises product purchasers to discard or return the purchased product to the retailer.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Toll-Free Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat at Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or email questions to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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Emma Bowman

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