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'Undeclared Allergens' Lead to Frozen Meatball Recall

Yanked off shelves: 53K pounds of Cooked Perfect brand meatballs by Home Market Foods
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2019 8:30 AM CDT
Check to see if you've got a bag in your freezer.   (USDA)

(Newser) – If spaghetti night is coming up, you might want to check your meatballs first. USA Today reports that a product recall has been issued for more than 53,000 pounds of frozen pork and beef meatballs made by the Massachusetts-based Home Market Foods. A release from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Cooked Perfect brand of homestyle meatballs may have the allergens milk and wheat, which isn't indicated on the package label.

The affected product comes in 48-ounce plastic bags that are labeled "Cooked Perfect Brand Homestyle Meatballs All Natural," with a "best if used by" date of 07/02/20 (check here for a package pic). The meatballs were shipped to retailers in 10 states along the East Coast, including Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. No one has yet complained of having any adverse reactions to the meatballs. Consumers should throw away any affected bags or return them to the store. (Read more recall stories.)

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