Marin Pasta Works Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Class I Recall013-2016
Health Risk: HighFeb 5, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 – Marin Pasta Works, a San Rafael, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 491 pounds of pork ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The sausage, parmesan and spinach ravioli items were produced between Jan. 4, 2016 to Feb. 4, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
• 12-oz.vacuum-packaged packages containing pieces of “Sausage, Parm and Spinach Ravioli” with Best By Dates of Feb. 4 to March 4, 2016.
These items were distributed to retail locations in California.
The problem was discovered during FSIS surveillance activities conducted at a retail store in San Rafael, California.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction 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 members of the media with questions about the recall can contact John Sarrran, Owner of Marin Pasta Works, at (877) 263-2332 ext 310.
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-013-2016-release
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.