WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Real Pasta Inc., a North Bergen, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without benefit of inspection. Some of the products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen not declared on the label.
The products subject to recall were labeled under the following brand names:
Various products include:
The products subject to recall were packaged on various dates since November 14, 2012, then shipped into commerce bearing one of the following establishment numbers: Est. 21479, P-21479, Est. 4702, or P-4702, Est. 1835, or P-1835. Wholesale and retail outlets can identify bulk pack product by the following Julian codes: 12318 through 12366, and 13001 through 13121. The products were distributed in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
This problem was discovered in an FSIS investigation after product was noticed in a retail outlet bearing the establishment number of a facility that had recently lost its federal grant of inspection. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media who have questions regarding the recall can contact James Realbuto, the company’s owner, at (201) 552-9242.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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