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News Release

Kiwi Care Package Company Recalls Wattie’s Canned Spaghetti With Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit Of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 088-2016
Health Risk: High Sep 24, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Jeremy J. Emmert 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov 

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2016 - Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie’s canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The product was imported on September 1, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 137 cans weighing 300 grams each labeled “Wattie’s Spaghetti with Sausages ‘100% Lamb & BEEF.’”

The products subject to recall bear New Zealand establishment number “PH233”. The product was sold through the internet.

The problem was discovered on September 22, 2016, by FSIS during routine monitoring of import shipments. On September 23, 2016, FSIS confirmed that there was a failure to present shipment and the products were already in commerce without receiving FSIS re-inspection upon entry to the United States. Additionally, it was determined that the product was not produced by an establishment in New Zealand eligible to export to the United States.

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 with questions about the recall can contact Katie Joll, owner at info@kiwicarepackage.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. 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.
Last Modified Jan 19, 2017