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Allergen Alert: Peppers in Lasagna Packages

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company is recalling approximately 16,890 pounds of Stouffer’s lasagna frozen entrées that may instead contain stuffed peppers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. 

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The stuffed peppers contain Worcestershire sauce made with anchovies, an allergen not listed on the package labels. 

The error was brought to the company’s attention by two consumer complaints, but FSIS and the company say they have received no reports of adverse reactions.

According to the recall news release, the problem may have occurred when the lasagna packaging materials remained in the packaging machinery as the company began packaging stuffed pepper entrées.

The recall is for:

– 19 1/8-oz (542-g) cartons of “Stouffer’s Lasagna Italiano” with a best-before date of JAN 2014.  Additionally, each 19 1/8-oz. carton contains an identifying retail UPC code 13800 44709.

– Shipping cases of “Stouffers DS STFD Peppers,” each containing 12 cartons that may be labeled with “Stouffer’s Lasagna Italiano”

Each carton and case bears the establishment number EST. 7991. The cartons and cases also bear the package code 1349595513R or 1349595513S.

The recalled lasagna packages were produced on Dec. 15, 2011, and shipped to retail establishments east of the Mississippi River. 

For more information on the recall contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-392-4057. 

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