Pasta products produced without inspection recalled
D’Orazio Foods Inc., a Bellmawr, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 161,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The products subject to recall include 25-ounce poly bags of “Albertsons’ Sausage Ravioli,” “Jewel Sausage Ravioli,” “Albertsons’ Beef Ravioli,” “Jewel Beef Ravioli” And “Our Family Beef Ravioli”
The 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. The frozen products, which were produced between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011, have a shelf-life of one year.
The products were distributed to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers.
The problem was discovered as part of a routine food safety assessment conducted by FSIS at the facility. While conducting the assessment, the Agency determined that the pasta products were produced during a second shift when FSIS inspection personnel were not on-site, as required, during operating hours. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.