Over 50,000 pounds of frozen meatballs are being recalled by a Massachusetts company after failing to indicate known allergens on its packaging.
Home Market Foods, Inc. of Norwood stated they were removing 53,217 pounds of Cooked Perfect Brand Homestyle Meatballs from supermarket shelves over the weekend after a consumer alerted the company to the fact that the product may contain milk and wheat, known allergens not listed on the product label. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has confirmed the Class I recall in a press release.
The products recalled are 48-oz. plastic bag packages of “Cooked Perfect Brand Homestyle Meatballs” produced on April 2, 2019 with a UPC Code of 36669 06209. The response is the result of a consumer who noted that their purchase accidentally contained Cranberry Stuffed Meatballs. These items were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
The recall only affects the products noted above.
While the company has indicated no adverse effects have been reported as a result of consumption, the USDA is recommending consumers who may have purchased these products to dispose of them or return them to a place of purchase. Should you experience any symptoms of illness as a result of consuming the product, please contact your local healthcare provider.