Food Safety: Potentially Contaminated Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree Recalled
08/10/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Miami, FL—Optimus, Inc. dba Marky’s, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), voluntarily recalled Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree products due to potential contamination from under-processing. The FDA announced the food safety recall on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.
Optimus, Inc. dba Marky’s issued the recall after discovering a deficiency in the manufacturing process of the puree. “Because of this problem, there is a possibility that the products could be contaminated with microorganisms or other harmful substance,” the FDA explained.
Individuals who consume the under-processed Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree run the risk of suffering adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal disease. The company has yet to receive any reports of illnesses.
The Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree products were imported from Italy and distributed to outlets between February 2009 and July 2010. Retail outlets in the following states likely carried the product on store shelves: AR, AK, CA, FL, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, NJ, NM, NY, NC, RI, TX, TN, and VA.
Consumers who purchased any of the following puree products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full reimbursement:
• Product Name: Winter Black Truffle Puree – Eugenio Brezzi
Item #: 040407
UPC Code: 851503000680
• Product Name: Winter White Black Truffle Puree – Eugenio Brezzi
Item #: 040608
UPC Code: 851503000123
• Product Name: Winter White Truffle Puree with Porcini Mushrooms – Eugenio Brezzi
Item #: 040609
UPC Code: 851503000154
For additional information concerning the recall of potentially hazardous Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree, consumers are advised to contact Optimus, Inc. dba Marky’s at (800) 522-8427 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
Phone: (866) 598-1315