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 following products are subject to recall include:
• 25-ounce poly bags of “ALBERTSONS’ SAUSAGE RAVIOLI”
• 25-ounce poly bags of “JEWEL SAUSAGE RAVIOLI”
• 25-ounce poly bags of “ALBERTSONS’ BEEF RAVIOLI”
• 25-ounce poly bags of “JEWEL BEEF RAVIOLI”
• 25-ounce poly bags of “OUR FAMILY BEEF RAVIOLI”
The products listed above 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.
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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. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s President, Anthony D’Orazio, at (856) 931-1900, ext. 117. Media with inquiries about the recall should contact Edward Sheehan, Esq., at (856) 365-7665.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.