Congressional and Public Affairs
|EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued to expand the January 23, 2016 recall to include additional products. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage and production dates.|
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 – Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a South San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 38,950 pounds of meat and poultry ravioli and pasta products produced without the benefit of federal inspection and due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels.
The Home Maid brand ravioli and pasta items were produced on various dates between Sept. 18, 2015, and Jan. 20, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
These items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in California.
The firm operates under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, the products subject to recall contain meat and poultry amounts that are amenable to FSIS. 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.|