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"Gluten-Free" Meatballs Recalled from NJ Stores

The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has called for a recall of 190 pounds of meatball products from food stores in New Jersey.

Joseph Epstein Food Enterprises of East Rutherford has recalled approximately 190 pounds of turkey meatball products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The Mama Mancini's gluten-free turkey meatball items were produced on Oct. 19. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 22-oz. cartons of "Mama Mancini's Slow Cooked Italian Style Sauce and Turkey Meatballs - Gluten Free."

The label declares the product as "gluten-free," a false negative claim. The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-21734" inside the USDA mark of inspection, product code 4740 and expiration date "Use by 12/10/15."

These items were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey, according to the USDA.

The problem was discovered during the establishment's third party laboratory testing; the product was found to contain an excess of the maximum allowable 20 ppm of gluten. The establishment notified FSIS of the problem, according to the USDA.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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, according to the USDA.

If you or a loved one has suffered damages from consuming a mislabeled food product, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you're eligible to file a claim seeking renumeration for your damages, contact the trusted New Jersey product liability attorneys today.

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