Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods, Inc. Recalls Shrimp Scampi and Meat Lasagna Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the July 13, 2016 release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 4,225 pounds of shrimp scampi product. This expansion includes an additional 1,452 pounds of meat lasagna product, for a total of 5,677 pounds of product.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 – Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Austin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,677 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi and meat lasagna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be mislabeled and contain chicken, as well as egg, soy or shrimp, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 26-oz. boxes, containing plastic trays, labeled, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce” with a packaging date of May 7, 2016, “BEST IF USED BY” date of May 7, 2017 and UPC code 0 37363 98377 0.
- 11-oz. boxes, containing plastic trays, labeled, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Lasagna with Meat Sauce” with a packaging date of July 11, 2016, “BEST IF USED BY” date of July 11, 2017 and UPC code 0 37363 00612 7.
Due to a packaging error, the products labeled as, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce” may contain a chicken piccata product, which contains chicken, egg and soy, ingredients not declared on the label. These products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection, as shrimp products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The products labeled as “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Lasagna with Meat Sauce” may contain a shrimp scampi product, which contains shrimp, an ingredient not declared on the product label. These products bear the establishment number “1009A” within the USDA mark of inspection.
These items were shipped to distributors in the southern U.S.
The problem was discovered after the firm received customer complaints.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury, illness or allergic reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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 with questions about the recall can contact the firm’s consumer hotline, at 1 (877) 482-5426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Price, Vice President of Operations, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., at (512) 218-3514.
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.
|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.|