||CLASS II RECALL
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Dec 8, 2011 - 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 today.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]:
- 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.
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.