Dessert recall update as FDA issues new classification

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its previous recall of Mucci Food Product’s tiramisu Italian dessert trays as a Class II recall.

The dessert was first recalled on April 18 with no classification for containing an undeclared milk product and having an incomplete “contains” statement on its label. Under FDA regulations, manufacturers are required to declare any of the eight major food allergens on the ingredients list of their food and beverage products. Such allergens include milk, egg, fish, shellfish, treen nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans.

On May 23, the FDA classified the recalled tiramisu as a Class II warning. Classifications are issued by the FDA to indicate the “relative degree of health hazard” that the products present, according to the agency’s website. A Class II recall means that exposure to the product “may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences” or that the “probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

This stock photo from Getty Images shows a tiramisu cake on a black background. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated a previous recall of Mucci Food Products’ tiramisu dessert to a Class II…

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The tiramisu product includes two four-and-a-quarter-pound trays of the dessert and is produced and packaged in Canton, Michigan, by the group Mama Mucci’s Pasta. There are 50 cases of the product that fall under the recall, and the warning has only been issued for the state of Michigan. The contaminated products have a “Best By” date of April 9, 2025.

Newsweek reached out to the FDA via email for additional information. There was no press release issued with this recall, and there is not an end date listed on the agency’s website at this time.

As of Wednesday, the FDA had issued 19 recalls of food and beverage products in the month of May. The warnings have included candy, cheese products and packaged water bottles.

A batch of pasta salad districted by Aldi supermarkets was recalled last week after the manufacturer realized that product’s container did not declare that the product may contain wheat, another one of the “big eight” allergens. That recall impacted stores in 15 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Vermont.

Over 70,000 cases of Fiji Natural Artesian Water was recalled in March by the FDA over concerns that the bottles were contaminated with manganese and “three bacterial genera,” according to a statement from the agency. On Tuesday, officials lowered the classification of the recall to a Class III, which means that the “use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.”

The highest recall classification is a Class I warning, which means that “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”