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Pepperoni Recalled Over Allergen

The four tons of mislabled product was sent throughout California, Utah, Oregon and Washington.


Ferndale, Washington-based Hempler Foods Group is recalling more than four tons of ready-to-eat pepperoni sticks due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat pepperoni stick products were produced between April 20 and May 2, 2018. 

The products subject to recall were shipped to distribution centers in California, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The problem was discovered when the firm received a customer complaint that a package of “Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni, Natural Smoke Flavor Added,” contained a different product identified as “Hempler’s Pepperoni with Jalapeno and Cheese, Natural Smoke Flavoring Added.” The retail establishment notified the firm.

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