Food Safety

November 25, 2016 VOLUNTARY RECALL

Saptuo Cheese announce today a recall involving Dragone Whole Milk Mozzarella Loaf, due to the potential presence of foreign matter. This recall is for:

  • Ginsberg’s # 23975 Whole Milk Mozzarella Loaf, with a production date of 10/17/2016 and an expiration date of 12/01/16.

Our Customer Service Department is in the process of contacting customers who may have received this product.

No further details are available at this time.

Food safety is a paramount concern to Ginsberg’s Foods.

We adhere to the strict Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) protocols to ensure product safety while in our possession. If a recall is issued by a manufacturer affecting our customers, our Recall Policy is implemented immediately, and all pertinent information is communicated to impacted customers by verbal contact as well as being posted here. You can also check www.foodsafety.gov for more information.

Recall background & definitions:

Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. Class I recall: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class II recall:a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class III recall: a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences. Examples might be a container defect (plastic material delaminating or a lid that does not seal); off-taste, color, or leaks in a bottled drink, and lack of English labeling in a retail food. Market withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation. For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems would be a market withdrawal.