The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Casa di Trevi – located at 534 West Westfield Avenue – is recalling about 845 pounds of meat pasta products that were packed, labeled, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, are misbranded, and contain undeclared allergens.
According to the USDA notice, the products contain meat and non-meat components made with multiple ingredients and Gourmet Pasta Products USA, LLC, doing business as Casa di Trevi, failed to sub-list these ingredients on the finished product labels.
Some of the recalled products were formulated with sodium nitrite and sodium erythorbate, restricted ingredients and ingredients of public health concern, and some of the products contain isolated soy protein and hydrolyzed soy, known allergens, all of which were not declared on the finished product label.
It was also mentioned that some products were labeled with the FSIS mark of inspection applied by Casa di Trevi without authorization from the Secretary of Agriculture.
The heat treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat pasta products were packaged between February 1, 2016 and July 20, 2016.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 1-lb. bags containing “Colasurdo’s Meat Tortellini”
- 16 oz. bags containing “Luigi’s Italian Specialties Gourmet Meat Tortellini”
- 13 oz. packages containing 12 jumbo round pieces of “Colasurdo’s Meat Ravioli”
- 13 oz. packages containing 12 pieces of “Casa di Trevi Gourmet Meat Ravioli”
- 13 oz. packages containing 12 jumbo round pieces of “Dutch Mill Market Meat Ravioli”
- 13 oz. packages containing 12 jumbo round pieces of “Stony Hill Farms Meat Ravioli”
- 12 oz. packages containing 12 pieces of “Gina’s Italian Deli Gourmet Meat Ravioli”
- 12 oz. packages containing 12 pieces of “Mossuto’s Market Gourmet Meat Ravioli”
- 12 oz. packages containing 12 jumbo round pieces of “Monterey Gourmet Meat Ravioli”
- 12-lb. case containing 1-lb. bags of “Casa di Trevi Gourmet Pasta Products Meat Ravioletti”
- 12-lb. case containing 1-lb. bags of “Casa di Trevi Gourmet Pasta Products Meat Tortellini”
- 12 oz. packages containing 12 jumbo round pieces of “Luigi’s Italian Specialties Gourmet Meat Ravioli”
Products subject to recall may not bear the USDA mark of inspection or may incorrectly bear FSIS establishment number “8419” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to retail and wholesale customers in New Jersey.
The problem was discovered, according to the public notice, during an investigation of a complaint reported to the FSIS Consumer Complaint Monitoring System.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, injuries, or illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and should thrown them away or return them 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 media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Aiello, co-owner of Casa di Trevi, at (908) 259-9000.
Below is a copy of the labels recalled: