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News Release

Oregon Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Ravioli Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 053-2013
Health Risk: High Sep 16, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Leo O’Drudy (202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2013 – Siberoni, a Portland, Ore. firm, is recalling 169,655 pounds of raw and frozen meat and poultry “pelmeni” (Eastern European-style ravioli products) which were produced without the benefit of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni
  • 1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef Pelmeni
  • 1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef and Pork Pelmeni

All these products bear the establishment number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced prior to September 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington State.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS investigator found, at a distributor, product that the firm had produced while under suspension.  Further investigation found that more product had been produced prior to the suspension period, but also without benefit of inspection.  FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.  Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

There were no child nutrition, Department of Defense, or internet/Catalog sales of the product.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Siberoni at 503-335-5843 or visit the firm’s website at www.siberoni.com.

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. "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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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.
Last Modified Dec 06, 2013