Frozen ravioli sold under Jewel brand recalled
D'Orazio Foods Inc., a Bellmawr, N.J., company, is recalling approximately 161,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Thursday.
The recall includes Jewel brand sausage ravioli and Jewel brand beef ravioli in 25-ounce poly bags.
The products bear the 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 Dec. 1, 2010. and Dec. 1, 2011, have a shelf-life of one year.
The same size package of the same products also was sold under the brand names Albertsons' and Our Family. The products were distributed to California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah. The problem was discovered as part of a routine food safety assessment where it was determined the pasta products were produced during a second shift when federal inspection personnel were not on-site, as required, during operating hours. There are no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company's president, Anthony D'Orazio, at (856) 931-1900, ext. 117.