An Oregon food manufacturer on Monday recalled 169,655 pounds of Eastern European-style frozen meat and poultry ravioli products known as “pelmeni.” Portland-based Siberoni said the “pelmeni” was produced without being inspected by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) as required by federal law. The products recalled are:
- 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
The packages 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 Sept. 6, 2013, and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and via a distributor to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington state. While visiting a distributor, an FSIS investigator found product that appeared to have been produced while under suspension. Upon further investigator, it was determined the product was made before the suspension but without the benefit of inspection. No reports of illness have been associated with the recalled products. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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 will be posted on the FSIS website.