BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces Recall of Deli Meats Due to Undeclared Pistachios in Product
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For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016
BJ’s Member Care Dept
Firm Press Release
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., is voluntarily issuing a recall of Cittero Mortadella and deli meats sold from January 20 through February 3, 2016 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (pistachio). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachios run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Citterio Mortadella is being recalled because it may contain undeclared pistachios. Deli meats that may have come in contact with the same equipment as the Citterio Mortadella are also being recalled. See attached list of affected deli meats. These sliced deli meats are sold in individual service bags.
The recalled deli meats were sold at BJ’s locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall is being conducted because during the January 20, 2016 – February 3, 2016 timeframe, BJ’s mistakenly received Citterio Mortadella containing pistachios. BJ’s deli labels did not list pistachios as an ingredient. Since the Mortadella with pistachios may have been sliced on equipment where other deli meats were sliced, BJ’s is conducting a voluntary recall of all deli meats purchased during the dates shown above. Deli cheeses are sliced on separate equipment and, as such, are not subject to this voluntary recall.
BJ’s is coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has taken precautionary steps, including removing all potentially-impacted products from its delis and disinfecting the deli equipment and surfaces.
Members that purchased the recalled products and have an allergy to pistachio nuts, are asked to please throw away the Citterio Mortadella and any other deli meats purchased during January 20, 2016 – February 3, 2016. If you do not have an allergy to pistachio nuts, then you do not need to throw out the Citterio Mordatella or other deli meats as they are safe to eat.
Members can visit their local BJ’s with their receipt for a refund. If a Member does not have their receipt, a BJ’s Team Member at their local Club can look it up.
If Members have any additional questions, please contact BJ’s Member Care Department at 800-896-0847 during the hours of 9 AM to 7 PM EST Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM EST Saturday, and 12 PM to 6 PM EST Sunday.
Article Number Article Description
983523 WELLSLEY FARMS HONEY HAM HONEY HAM
983561 KRAKUS IMPORT POL HAM-SELL
982441 WELLSLEY BLACK FOREST HAM
984419 HORMEL COOKED HAM
984097 D+W VA BAKED HAM
984473 DAK HAM
984432 D+W GOURMET LT HAM
984513 D+W SMOKED HAM ALL NATURAL
984098 D+W PEPPERED HAM
984628 APPLEGATE HAM BLACK FOREST
984630 APPLEGATE SLOW COOKED HAM
984463 ESSKAY LS FF HAM
982591 WELLSLEY FARM OVEN ROASTED TURKEY
982443 WELLSLEY FARM HONEY TURKEY
984480 D+W HOME TURKEY BREAST
984823 WELLSLEY FARM LS TURKEY
984148 D+W MAPLE HONEY TURKEY
984481 D+W BUFFALO CHICKEN
984116 D+W BLACK PEPPER TURKEY
982589 WELLSLEY FARM SMOKED TURKEY
984105 D+W GMRT LITE TURKEY
984511 HARVESTLAND ROASTED TURKEY
982592 WELLSLEY FARM BUFFALO CHICKEN
982590 WELLSLEY FARM OVEN HONEY CHICKEN
984118 D+W BLACK FOREST TURKEY
984159 D+W BBQ CHICKEN
984627 APPLEGATE ROASTED TURKEY
984629 APPLEGATE HONEY MAPLE TURKEY
984142 D+W ROTIS CHICKEN BREAST
984586 HARVESTLAND HONEY ROASTED TURKEY
980643 D + W SRIRACHA CHICKEN
983188 WELLSLEY FARMS ROAST BEEF
984149 D+W LONDON BROIL ROAST BEEF
982437 WF PASTRAMI
982439 WF CORNED BEEF
984158 D+W BEEF BOLOGNA
984160 D+W BRAUNSCHWEIGER
983506 WUNDERBAR BOLOGNA
984478 ARMOUR MEAT BOLOGNA
984143 D+W OLIVE LOAF
984564 KUNZLER SWEET BOLOGNA
984496 KUNZLER LEBANON BOLOGNA
984462 ESSKAY MEAT BOLOGNA
980496 D+W LOW SALT BOLOGNA
984467 CITTERIO GENOA SALAMI
984487 CITTERIO PROSCIUTTO
984472 CITTERIO HARD SALAMI
984470 CITTERIO MORTADELLA
984469 CITTERIO PEPPERONI
984471 CITTERIO HOT CAPICOLLA
984495 CITTERIO CHORIZO
984466 CITTERIO SWT CACPICOLLA
984619 EL TORO CUBAN PORK
983200 SAUGY NATURAL CASING FRANKS
984464 ESSKAY BBQ LOAF
983621 3 FOOT HERO
983403 DELI SANDWICH
983623 THE C PREP ENTERTAINER
984615 3 FOOT HERO ITALIAN
984477 CROISSANT SANDWICH PLATTER
984476 ITALIAN MEAT PLATTER
984439 D+W SIGNATURE PLATTER
984552 D+W SANDWICH RING
984509 WELLSLEY FARM LIGHT PLATTER
980384 ITALIAN SANDWICH RING
983620 3FT HERO BREAD ONLY
984580 WELLSLEY FARM DELI RING BREAD ONLY
980412 WELLSLEY FARM SANDWICH RING SUBSTITUTE TURKEY
980393 3FT AMERICAN SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
980395 3FT AMERICAN SUBSTITUTE TURKEY
980391 WELLSLEY FARM SANDWICH RING SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
980402 WELLSLEY FARM ENTERTAINMENT PLATTER SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
980394 D + W SANDWICH RING SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
980413 WF LIGHTFARE SUBSTITUTE TURKEY
980392 DW Signaure Platter SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
980404 WF Crois Platter SUBSTITUTE ROAST BEEF
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm484927.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com or 312.629.7263.