Margherita Pepperoni recallMargherita brand pepperoni is being recalled for risk of contamination with the bacteria Bacillus cereus. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Bacillus cereus can cause illnesses with symptoms including nausea and diarrhea.

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Margherita Meats, Inc. of Omaha issued the recall for 10,990 pounds of the unsliced ready-to-eat pepperoni products after the Department of Defense found the bacterial contamination during routine testing.

The recalled product was sold in 8-oz., plastic, shrink-wrapped packages containing unsliced pepperoni. The packages of Margherita pepperoni have the lot code P1931C and a “use by” date” of 12-14-21 on the label.
The establishment number “EST. 19” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were sold nationwide.

At the time of the recall, the manufacturer was unaware of any illnesses associated with the product.