Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

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Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Class I Recall009-2016
Health Risk: HighJan 23, 2016
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Kristen Booze
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2016 – Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,200 pounds of beef ravioli products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels. The products were also produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
The Home Maid ravioli items were produced on various dates between Sept. 20, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]
• 15-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 54 pieces of “Ravioli.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages of “Ravioli.”
• 5-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Ravioli with Sauce.”
• 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Ravioli with Sauce.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Deluxe Ravioli.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Jumbo Deluxe Ravioli.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Jumbo Ravioli.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 48 pieces of “Ravioli Seasoned w Sausage.”
• 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Ravioli Seasoned w Chicken.”
• 12-oz. plastic containers of “Ravioli and Spaghetti Italian Style Sauce.”
• 1-qt. plastic containers of “Italian Style Pasta Sauce.”
• 1-gal. plastic containers of “Italian Style Pasta Sauce.”
These items were shipped to retail locations in California.
The firm operates under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however the products subject to recall are amenable. The problem was discovered by FSIS during a review of products at a different federal plant.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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 the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Cresci, President, at (650) 588-0600.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-009-2016-release

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.