Siberoni, a Portland, Ore. firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw and frozen meat and poultry “pelmeni” (Eastern European-style ravioli products) which were produced without the benefit of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The recall, originally announced on September 16, 2013, has been expanded to include an undetermined amount of an additional product, pork pelmini.
The following products are subject to recall include 1-lb. packages, in 40-pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni, Beef Pelmeni, Beef and Pork Pelmeni and Pork Pelmeni. All these products bear the establishment number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced prior to September 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington State.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS investigator found, at a distributor, product that the firm had produced while under suspension. Further investigation found that more product had been produced prior to the suspension period, but also without benefit of inspection. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.