A possible aluminum contamination is causing more than 22,000 pounds of deli meat to be recalled.

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Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats is recalling thousands of pounds of genoa salami and capocollo deli meat that may contain pieces of aluminum.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the meats, produced on various dates from January 30, 2017 to August 21, 2017, were found to have a foreign matter in them, specifically aluminum.

The meats were delivered to delis nationwide, including here in Massachusetts.

The ready-to-eat meats affected are

  • 18.9-lb. VACUUM-SEALED packages containing “Battistoni GENOA SALAMI WITH WINE,” with lot codes 31B and 05A. The products have “Sell by” dates of 2/21/18, 2/23/18, 2/27/18, 3/2/18 and 8/17/18.
  • 15-lb. VACUUM-SEALED packages containing “Battistoni Hot Cooked Capocollo Boneless Pork Shoulder Butt Coated with Spices & Paprika,” with lot code 33D. The products have a “Sell by” date of 11/19/17.

The products will also have “EST. 2706” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The issues were found when the deli meat was being sliced and affected product should not have made it to consumers.

If you are concerned however you can contact Anne Ashely, recall coordinator, at (716) 826-2700.

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