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Lack of Inspection Spurs Recall of Frozen Pasta

D’Orazio Foods of Bellmawr, NJ, is recalling approximately 161,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pasta products that were produced without federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Thursday.

While conducting a routine safety assessment, FSIS said it determined that the pasta products were produced during a second shift when agency inspection personnel were not on site, as required.

This is a Class II recall with a low health risk. There are no reports of illness.

The recall involves:

– 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 recalled products 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 one year shelf life.

The products were distributed to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s president, Anthony D’Orazio, at 856-931-1900, ext. 117.

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