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New Jersey Firm Recalls Frozen Pasta Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection


Recall Release CLASS I RECALL

HEALTH RISK: HIGH

FSIS-RC-029-2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Adam Tarr
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Real Pasta Inc., a North Bergen, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without benefit of inspection. Some of the products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall were labeled under the following 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 subject to recall were packaged on various dates since November 14, 2012, then shipped into commerce 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. The products were distributed in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

This problem was discovered in an FSIS investigation after product was noticed in a retail outlet bearing the establishment number of a facility that had recently lost its federal grant of inspection. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: FSIS Recalls (Meat, Poultry & Egg Products)
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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.

Consumers and members of the media who have questions regarding the recall can contact James Realbuto, the company’s owner, at (201) 552-9242