Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Congressional and Public Affairs
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 10 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.
|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|