Dear Stino’s Customers,
You may be aware of our recent voluntary product recall on our frozen entreés, pasta sauces, and salad dressings due to “undeclared allergens” and “uninspected products.”
We want to ensure you that our products are in no way shape or form been contaminated.
By law, we must inform you that the following products were distributed without federal inspection:
“Stino Foods Bolognese Gourmet Meat Sauce” UPC 181284000013
“Stino Foods Fumo Del Vesuvio Gourmet Pasta Sauce with Bacon” UPC 181284000303
“Stino’s Gourmet Italian Frozen entree Meatballs” UPC 181284000167
“Stino’s Gourmet Italian Frozen Meat Lasagna” UPC 181284000150
“Stino Foods Filetto Di Pomodoro pasta sauce” UPC 181284000020
“Stino Foods Carrettiera pasta sauce” UPC 181284000051
“Stino Foods Arrabbiata pasta sauce” UPC 181284000037
There was a misunderstanding between the USDA, ODA and ourselves regarding the level regulation needed for the particular processes and production procedures we have in place.
These items did not declare allergens on the labels (milk, wheat, or soy):
“Stino Foods Frozen Eggplant Parmesan” UPC 181284000174.
“Stino Foods Lemon Dressing” UPC 181284000068.
“Stino Foods Raspberry Dressing” UPC 181284000075.
The issue with these products are that we failed to note “milk” as an allergen on our frozen entreé box and “soybean” on our salad dressing labels. Moving forward, our salad dressings will contain no trace of soybean and we are really excited to announce this to our customers!
We were already in the process of fixing the labeling issue when the recall was administered.
Unfortunately for us, these measures had to be taken as part of the regulatory guidelines. As an expanding business, it was a frustrating lesson to learn.
We are working diligently to bring our products back to the shelves for your enjoyment. We welcome any questions or concerns, so please remit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have strived and delivered quality cuisine for 28 years and we promise to continue that path for the many years to come.
We consider food safety and handling our top priority in our efforts to deliver only the highest quality foods to each and every one of our customers, just as we have since 1991.
We want to ensure our consumers that we purchase all of our meat and food products from USDA inspected and approved sources. I am HACCP trained and certified, which pertains to proper food safety and handling techniques.
Our production facility has been inspected and approved by both the Ohio Department of Health and USDA officials. We have submitted our entire product line to laboratories, which test for pH, pathogens, contaminations and shelf life, (etc). We make all of our products in small batches, by hand, using proper hand washing techniques while wearing the appropriate hairnets, gloves and lab coats
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you soon at our restaurant in Rocky River.
Christian, Stino and Jill Iacullo