Firm recalls pasta products produced without inspection

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – North Bergen, NJ-based Real Pasta Inc. recalled 25,000 lbs. of assorted frozen pasta products that were not inspected, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported May 1. Some of the products may also contain an undeclared allergen.

An FSIS investigation uncovered the problem after product was noticed in a retail outlet bearing the establishment number of a facility that had recently lost its federal grant of inspection, the agency said. FSIS said some of the products were misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen.

No reports of illness have been made in connection to the recalled products. The products were distributed in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

The affected products include the brand names:

• Angelina Foodservice
• Deer Park Ravioli
• K-Bella
• La Gustosa Ravioli
• NY Ravioli and Pasta
• Pasta Del Mondo
• Queen Ann Ravioli
• Raffetto’s Corp
• Real Pasta Inc
• San Marco Ravioli
• Serino’s Italian Foodservice
• Vitamia

Various products include:

• Meat ravioli
• Meat Ravioli Round
• Meat Tortellini
• Pre-cooked Meat Tortellini
• Veal Tortellini
• Meat Raviolinni
• Chicken Tortellini
• Chicken Ravioli with Smoked Mozzarella

The products were packaged on various dates since Nov. 14, 2012, then distributed bearing one of the following establishment numbers: Est. 21479, P-21479, Est. 4702, or P-4702, Est. 1835, or P-1835. Wholesale and retail outlets can identify bulk pack product by the following Julian codes: 12318 through 12366, and 13001 through 13121.

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