At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, headquartered in Gaffney, South Carolina, has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 17,000 pounds of frozen Stouffer’s lasagna entrees because of a packaging mistake. These frozen lasagna entrée packages — 8 ounce packages labeled Stouffer’s Lasagna Italiano imprinted with a best used by date of January 2014 — may have been erroneously packed with stuffed peppers. This packaging error may cause a health issue to consumers with food allergies because these stuffed peppers contain Worcestershire sauce which includes anchovies, an allergen that is not declared on the ingredients list on the back of the lasagna packaging. Cases labeled Stouffers DS STFD Peppers contain a dozen packages that may potentially be wrongly labeled Stouffer’s Lasagna Italiano. The cartons have been printed with establishment number EST. 7991 and package code 1349595513R or 1349595513S. The individual packages are imprinted with universal product code 13800 44709. The products affected by this recall were manufactured on December 15, 2011 for distribution to retail outlets east of the Mississippi River. The company has received two consumer reports involving incorrectly packaged stuffed peppers to date.
As a personal injury attorney in Burlingame, I hope this recall is carried out effectively before this potential issue harms anyone. If you have been harmed by a defective or mislabeled food product, please consider discussing your case with a San Jose personal injury lawyer.