Jars Of Rao's Roasted Red Peppers With Mushrooms Are Being Recalled

In addition to Rao's Homemade pasta sauces, frozen entrees, and sides, the longtime, New York-based pasta brand also sells two types of jarred roasted red peppers, one featuring raisins and pine nuts and the other boasting portobello mushrooms. Both products seem equally appropriate for serving up as a salad or side dish, or on a charcuterie board or antipasto spread, but for the time being, only the pine nut variety is available for purchase on Rao's website. As it turns out, the other — i.e., the Roasted Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms — is subject to a recall issued by Rao's manufacturer Sunny Dell Foods, LLC.

The recall was issued because Sunny Dell Foods found reason to be concerned that some jars of the Roasted Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms may contain undisclosed pine nuts. The manufacturer explains that as a result of a labeling mishap at the manufacturing facility a product containing pine nuts (likely the Roasted Red Peppers with Raisins & Pine Nuts) was distributed in a jar with the Roasted Red Peppers with Portobello Mushroom label.

Of course, by law, food labels must be accurate, but more importantly, for those with a severe sensitivity or allergy to pine nuts consuming these jars of mislabeled roasted red peppers could cause a life-threatening reaction.

Some jars may contain pine nuts, a known allergen

Sunny Dell Foods, LLC released a statement about the recall of a run of its 12-ounce glass jars of Rao's Homemade Roasted Red Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms, which was also published as a safety alert by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 21, 2023.

At this time, the manufacturer has received no reports of adverse reactions relating to the recalled jars, which were sold in retail stores across the Northeast United States and via mail order and online. But Rao's products may have a shelf life of up to three years, so to err on the side of food safety, consumers are being urged to check for the product in their cupboards now — while this news is still fresh. 

The recalled jars bear a UPC of "7 47479 00110 6" found below the bar code on the label, and a lot number of "SD21160-03 RPOA" which can be found on the jar's lid. This recall applies only to this specific product and these specific jars. Any you jars you have in your possession may be returned for a full refund, and Sunny Dell Foods is fielding consumer questions by phone (610-932-5164, extension 102) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.