Fresca Italia Inc Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

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The prosciutto items were produced on April 30, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 3-oz. sealed trays of “MAESTRI AUTHENTIC ITALIAN SALUMI prosciutto italiano.”

  • 3-oz. sealed trays of “Prosciutto di San Daniele.”

  • 3-oz. sealed trays of “MAESTRI AUTHENTIC ITALIAN SALUMI speck.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “CEIT 649L” inside the Italian mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations throughout the San Francisco (Bay Area), California.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products conducted by the Recall Management and Technical Analysis Staff (RMTAS).

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Andy Lax, General Manager, at 415-468-9800.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Class I Recall091-2015
Health Risk: HighJun 15, 2015

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USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.