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US: meat and poultry pasta products recalled

US-based Muccis Food Products is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen meat and poultry pasta products that are adulterated and misbranded because they were prepared without the benefit of federal inspection, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announce.

The following products are subject to recall:
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, ITALIAN SAUSAGE & BROCCOLINI RAVIOLI (EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, TUSCAN CHICKEN RAVIOLI (JUMBO EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, VEAL & PORCINI BACI (MAMA’S KISSES) (EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, ITALIAN SAUSAGE BACI (MAMA’S KISSES) (EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, BEEF JUMBO RAVIOLI (EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, BEEF MEDIUM RAVIOLI (EGG PASTA)”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, VEAL RAVIOLI, PRE-COOKED (EGG PASTA).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, PAPA JOE’S (PRE-COOKED) RAVIOLI.”
• 3-ounce/6.75-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, ROASTED CHICKEN CANNELLONI, MADE WITH BREAST MEAT.”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, PROSCIUTTO & GRANA PADANA PARMESAN BACI (MAMA’S KISSES).”
• 10-pound boxes of “MAMA MUCCI’S PASTA, MILESTONES SAUSAGE RAVIOLI.”

The frozen meat and poultry pasta products were produced from May 1, 2008, through April 24, 2009. Each product bears the establishment number “19177” or “P-19177” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the Julian Dates of “1218” to “1149” located at the bottom of the box.

The frozen meat and poultry pasta products were distributed to restaurants in Southeast Michigan, and to brokers and distributors in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

FSIS was notified of this problem by the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions should contact company Vice President Frank Mucci at (734) 453-4555.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.

Source: FSIS

Related links:

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Natalie Berkhout

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