Victoria Marinara Sauce, with a "best by" date of March 6, 2022 is being voluntarily recalled, said parent company B&G Foods in a press release. According to the company, the product may contain cashew allergens that are not declared on the product's ingredient statement.

The issue was discovered after the company received a consumer complaint alleging a cashew allergic reaction.  After investigating, the company initiated the recall after tests indicated the possible presence of cashew allergens in 1,280 cases of product with this specific "best by" date, they said.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There is no health risk associated with this product for individuals without an allergy to tree nuts.

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This recall affects only the following product, which was distributed in retail stores nationwide:

Description Consumer UPC # Size Best By Date
Victoria Marinara Sauce 0-70234-00411-2 40 oz. 03/06/2022
(The “best by” date is located on the glass jar towards the bottom.)

This recall does not apply to any other “best by” dates, sizes or varieties of Victoria sauces sold in the United States, all of which are correctly labeled. This recall only affects a very limited number of cases of product produced at one facility on one production day.

“The safety of our consumers is our number one priority. We are committed to providing safe, quality products while observing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business,” said William Herbes, Executive Vice President of Operations at B&G Foods. “The core values that we’ve embodied since the company was founded in the 1800s — honesty, integrity and accountability — guide our actions as we take the appropriate measures to address this issue.”

Consumers with questions or seeking additional information may contact B&G Foods by calling 800-811-9104 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.