WASHINGTON — The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for meat snack products that contain an undeclared allergen. The ready-to-eat meat snacks include Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated chocolate wafers that have been recalled for containing an undeclared allergen, peanut butter.
The items, which were produced from Jan. 2 through Jan. 18, are subject to the health alert:
2.71-oz. plastic tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION SNACK BOARD SMOKED DRY CURED RED WINE SALAMI” with lot code 11110900408 and Best By dates of “APR 10 2023” and “APR 18 2023”.
3-oz. plastic tray packages containing “GREENFIELD NATURAL MEAT CO. SMOKED UNCURED PEPPERONI” with lot code 63100268821 and Best By date “APR 03 2023”.
2.9-oz. plastic tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION SNACK BOARD SMOKED DRY CURED SPICY CALABRESE SALAMI” and lot code 11110605471 with Best By date of “APR 03 2023”and “APR 19 2023”.
The meat snack products bear the establishment number “645” inside the Canadian mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the food manufacturer was notified by its supplier that the chocolate wafers were being recalled due to possible peanut residue, which is not declared on the label. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that the recalled wafers were used in products distributed to the United States.
FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption.