The Environmental Health Division has issued an urgent public notification regarding the recall of Fratelli Beretta Ready-to-Eat Charcuterie Meat Products due to concerns of possible under-processing, which may pose health risks to consumers in the territory.

A media release from the Ministry of Health and Social Development noted that the recall specifically targets Ready-to-Eat Coppa products with varying best-by dates. These include “EST. M47967 or M7543B” which can be located inside the USDA mark of inspection or in inkjet print on the front of the package.

Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. initiated the recall due to the under-processing of products containing Coppa (dry-cured pork), raising concerns about potential contamination with foodborne pathogens.

According to the ministry, these recalled products were distributed to distributors and retail locations worldwide, including the Virgin Islands. It also noted that while officers from the Environmental Health Division have been actively coordinating with associated retailers who have promptly taken measures to remove the affected products from their shelves, it is possible that some of these products have already been sold to consumers.

In response to the recall, the ministry is advising individuals who may have purchased the recalled products to immediately discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information or inquiries regarding the recall, individuals are encouraged to contact the division directly at 468-5110.