WASHINGTON – Siberoni, a Portland, Ore.-based firm that produces Eastern European food products, recalled 169,655 lbs. of raw and frozen meat and poultry ravioli products, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The "pelmeni", or Eastern European-style ravioli, were produced without the benefit of inspection.
An FSIS investigator discovered the problem, the agency said. While at a distributor, the investigator found product originally thought to have been produced while under suspension. Further investigation found the ravioli were produced before Siberoni's suspension, but without the benefit of inspection. There have been no reports of illness associated with the pelmeni, FSIS reported.
Products subject to recall include:
1-lb. packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni
• 1-lb. packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef Pelmeni
• 1-lb. packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef and Pork Pelmeni
The pelmeni products bear the establishment number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced before Sept. 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the Siberoni's storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington State.