WASHINGTON, D.C. — Avanza Pasta, LLC., an Evanston, Ill. establishment, is recalling 9,847 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced March 20.
This recall was later updated Monday, March 29, 2021, to reflect changes to the products included in the recall. Additional products and labels have been added to the linked documents.
The meat and poultry ravioli and tortellini items were produced on various dates from Oct. 5, 2019, through March 12, 2021. The products subject to recall can be found here.
The products subject to recall do not bear an establishment number nor the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants, distributors, and retail locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during in-commerce surveillance activities.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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 members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Pavlos Loumbroukos, Operations Manager for Avanza Pasta, LLC., at (847) 584-2891.