Papa Cantella’s of Vernon, CA. is recalling approximately 456 pounds of chicken sausages because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.


The sausage contains walnuts, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

A consumer complaint brought the problem to the attention of the company, which said it believes a production scheduling error resulted in incorrect labels being applied.

There have been no reports of adverse reactions.


The recall is for  16-oz. packages of Cantella’s Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage with Apples, lot numbers 10191100 or 10191100R with sell/freeze by dates of 12/03/2011 or 12/06/2011.

Each package has the establishment number P-6016 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled sausages were produced on Oct. 19, 2011, and distributed to retail establishments in  Southern California. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

For more information contact the company’s vice president, Tony Cantella, at 800-727-2676, ext. 106.