Company recalls uninspected frozen, stuffed pasta

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON -- Approximately 161,000 lbs. of frozen stuffed pasta products that were allegedly produced without being federally inspected are being recalled by D’Orazio Foods Inc., Bellmawr, NJ, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

Products subject to recall include 25-oz. poly bags of Albertsons’ Sausage Ravioli, Jewel Sausage Ravioli, Albertsons’ Beef Ravioli, Jewel Beef Ravioli and Our Family Beef Ravioli.

Suspect products bear the establishment number Est. 20146 inside the USDA mark of inspection on the product label and a Best If Used By date ranging from 12/01/11 to 12/01/12 ink-jetted on the back of each bag. Produced between Dec. 1, 2010 and Dec. 1, 2011, the frozen products have a one-year shelf-life.

Distribution centers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah received the products. The problem was uncovered during a routine food-safety assessment conducted by FSIS at the plant. The agency determined the pasta products were produced during a second shift when FSIS inspection personnel were not on-site.

No reports of illness due to consumption of these products have been received by FSIS.

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