Daniele, Inc Adds Three Products to Pepper Product Recall

Jan 31, 2010, 23:41 ET from Daniele, Inc.

PASCOAG, R.I., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniele, Inc today announced that it is adding to its recall of salame products three additional items believed to be contaminated by black pepper. The pepper was imported from Vietnam and came from one of Daniele's spice distributors. Daniele has terminated its relationship with this distributor.  

State and independent laboratories have found that the black pepper was contaminated with the same strain of salmonella that has been linked to a national outbreak. The three products being recalled today may have been exposed to the same black pepper during production with the pepper-coated products recalled earlier.

The recall announced today involves 17,235 pounds of two bulk Calabrese Sopressata Flat products produced after November 7, 2009.  A portion of these two bulk products is also sold under the Boar's Head name:

  • Calabrese Sopressata Flat Bulk, 3 ‐ 3.5 lbs per piece Lot 271 with sell by dates of 12/16/10 and 12/18/10
  • Hot Calabrese Sopressata Flat Bulk, 3 ‐ 3.5 lbs per piece Lot numbers 465, 434, 228, and 333.
  • Boar's Head Hot Sopressata Calabrese, produced on 11/28/09 and 12/9/09.  

Consumers who bought any of these three products should return them immediately for a full refund. Retailers and distributors should destroy the product according to their normal procedures. Consumers, retailers, and distributors who have questions should contact 888-345-4160.

In addition to terminating its relationship with its previous pepper supplier, Daniele changed the specifications for all its spices, and is now using only irradiated pepper.


Jason Maloni



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