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Nestle Announces Voluntary Recall of Popular Stouffer’s Product for Possible Allergy Risk

Published on Apr 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm in Product Liability.

According to a news report from The Sacramento Bee, the Nestle Prepared Foods Company has issued a voluntary food recall of Stouffer’s Satisfying Servings Lasagna Italiano. Nestle decided to take this action after two consumers reported finding Stouffer’s Stuffed Peppers in the Lasagna Italiano packaging, which may present an allergy risk. The recipe for the Stuffed Peppers includes Worcestershire sauce, which contains anchovy as an ingredient; therefore, consumers with fish allergies should not consume this product as their heath may be at risk.

The recall is limited to two hours of production only, which were distributed to multiple states, and the production codes include 1349595513R and 1349595513S. Consumers can locate the product code by looking for the “proof of purchase” panel that is located on the right end flap of the package, below the ingredient statement. This recalled product was produced during December of 2011, and due to its popularity, Nestle believes there is very little left in retail distribution. As such, the company urges consumers to check their freezer inventory for this item.

No other varieties of Stouffer’s products are affected by this recall. Nestle will provide customers with a replacement coupon and may also make arrangements to retrieve the product for examination. Consumers should call (800) 392-4057 or e-mail nestlefrozenfoods@casupport.com for more information.

Companies have the responsibility to produce products which are safe for consumption, particularly food items. However, if they do not, the health of an unsuspecting customer may be in jeopardy. Any consumer in Kentucky who has suffered harm or any adverse health issues caused by a defective food item should contact a Louisville food recall attorney to obtain compensation for their injuries.