• Bruschetta Recalled Because of Glass
  • March 12, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • American Roland Food Corp. announced Dec. 29 it recalled two lots of its bruschetta because the products may contain glass, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The lots numbered 28 and 29 have the UPC No. 41224467408. The products affected are 12-ounce packages or Roland Bruschetta.

    The recall is a class II situation because the glass can create a dangerous product that could cause temporary harm to consumers. Consuming glass can not only harm a person's mouth, but also damage their esophagus and intestines, according to information from Core Charity. The risk of harm from swallowing glass depends on the size of the piece and how smooth it is. Small fragments can be dangerous if they are very sharp, but the body can often heal small perforations in the bowels. Larger pieces can be more dangerous because they are less likely to successfully travel through the digestive system without causing harm.

    It is unknown why there may be glass in the product, but American Roland Food Corp. has a quality assurance lab it opened in the beginning of 2011, according to Perishable News. The larger lab allows the company to better test products and to test more products.

    According to the FDA statement, no other Roland Bruschetta or company products are affected by the recall or possible danger.