Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 – Gourmet Pasta Products USA, LLC, doing business as Casa di Trevi, a Roselle Park, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 845 pounds of meat pasta products that were packed, labeled, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, are misbranded, and contain undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain meat and non-meat components containing multiple ingredients, and the firm failed to sub-list these ingredients on the finished product labels. Some of the recalled products were formulated with sodium nitrite and sodium erythorbate, restricted ingredients and ingredients of public health concern, and some of the products contain isolated soy protein and hydrolyzed soy, known allergens, all of which were not declared on the finished product label. Finally, some products are labeled with the FSIS mark of inspection applied by Casi di Trevi without authorization from the Secretary of Agriculture.
The heat treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat pasta products were packaged between Feb. 1, 2016 and July 20, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
Products subject to recall may not bear the USDA mark of inspection, or may incorrectly bear FSIS establishment number “8419” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to retail and wholesale customers in New Jersey.
The problem was discovered during an investigation of a complaint reported to the FSIS Consumer Complaint Monitoring System.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, injuries, or illnesses 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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Aiello, Co-Owner, at (908) 259-9000.
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 l0 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.|