BJ’s Wholesale Club Issues Voluntary Recall of Deli Meats

Deli meats recalled for potential contamination and exposure to pistachios

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Deli meats sold from January 20 through February 3 are affected.

BJ’s Wholesale Club is taking some precautionary measures after mistakenly receiving Citterio Mortadella with undeclared pistachios. As an added precaution, BJ’s has not only recalled Citterio Mortadella but all deli meats sold at BJ’s locations in specific states from January 20 through February 3 due to possible pistachio exposure, according to a release. These states are Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The release reads, “Since the Mortadella with pistachios may have been sliced on equipment where other deli meats were sliced, BJ's is conducting a voluntary recall of all deli meats purchased during the dates shown above. Deli cheeses are sliced on separate equipment and, as such, are not subject to this voluntary recall.”

The retailer has removed all products that have been potentially impacted from its delis and is disinfecting deli equipment and surfaces. BJ’s members with a pistachio allergy who have purchased the recalled meat are asked to throw away the products. From there, members can visit their local BJ’s with their receipt for a refund. Those without an allergy are safe to eat the meat.

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