Mon. 12 p.m.: Area bakery recalls pepperoni product

POLAND – A Mahoning County bakery is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pepperoni product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear meat casing used in food production, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

P&S Bakery Inc. of Poland has recalled the frozen, ready-to-eat, beef and pork pepperoni rolls produced March 29.

Subject to recalls are the 5.25-oz., clear plastic-wrapped packages containing one piece of Gia Russa brand “DOUBLE STUFFED Pepperoni Roll PEPPERONI & MOZZARELLA,” with lot/case code 17088.

The product bears establishment number “EST. 27274” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item was shipped to distributors and retail locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered after consumer complaints were made to one of the bakery’s distributors.

There have been no reports of injury or illness related to consumption of the rolls, federal officials said.