Pasta Products Under Recall, May Contain Soy
Twenty-five thousand pounds of pasta are under recall because they may contain soy, a known allergen that is missing from the content labeling.
Real Pasta, Inc., of North Bergen issued the recall for the ravioli and tortellini. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the products were processed without inspection and mislabeled.
The pasta was shipped to markets in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Agriculture officials say the problem surfaced during an investigation stemming from the discovery of product in a retailer bearing the establishment number of a location that lost its federal grant of inspection.
Under recall are meat ravioli and tortellini; veal, meat and chicken tortellini; and chicken ravioli with smoked mozzarella.
They were marketed since November 14, 2012 under a dozen brands: Angelina Foodservice, Deer Park Ravioli, K-Bella, La Gustosa Ravioli, Pasta Del Mondo, Queen Ann Ravioli, Raffeto's, Real Pasta, San Marco Ravioli, Serino's Italian Foodservice, and Vitamia.
The products bear the establishment numbers Est. 21479, P-32479, Est. 4702, P-4702, Est. 1835 and P-1835.
The Agriculture Department's food inspection division has received no reports of ailments connected to the pasta.
If you have food safey questions, you can ask the FSIS virtual representative on line at Ask Karen or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).