​Mozzarella Cheese Recalled For Missing Soy Label

Staff Reporter
Aug, 8, 2014 | 1:23 PM

A mozzarella cheese company in New York has recalled its product because it contains soy, an ingredient that isn’t listed on the label and could cause allergic reactions.

The problem was discovered during a federal inspection and was caused by a switch in chorizo providers. There have been no reports of reactions as of Thursday.

Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties of Sullivan County says it’s recalling about 234 pounds of fresh mozzarella with chorizo and cilantro products sold in New York and New Jersey.

It’s distributed in 8-oz. packages of “FORMAGGIO Authentic Hand Rolled Fresh Mozzarella with Chorizo & Cilantro” marked “EST. 34483” inside the USDA inspection with “Use by Dates” prior to May 31.

The products were produced and packaged before March 28 and distributed in several stores in New York and New Jersey.

For most people, a soy allergy is uncomfortable but not serious. Rarely, an allergic reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. Signs and symptoms of a food allergy usually develop within a few minutes to hours after eating a food containing soy.

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