USDA:ConAgra Recalls 400,000 lbs Pasta & Meatball
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pasta and Meatball Meals Due To Possible Underprocessing
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-011-2007 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 - ConAgra Foods, Inc., a Milton, Pa., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 402,623 pounds of pasta and meatball meals due to possible underprocessing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following product is subject to recall:
36.6-ounce cartons of "Banquet, Homestyle Bakes, Pasta & Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Marinara Sauce with Meat, Penne Pasta & Grated Cheese, MEATBALLS INCLUDED." Each carton contains one can of marinara sauce and meatballs, one pouch of penne pasta and one pouch of grated cheese. Each carton bears the UPC code "5010040737" and a "Best-by" date of "JAN 25 2008," "DEC 13 2007," "NOV 13 2007" or "OCT 19 2007." Each can of marinara sauce and meatballs bears the establishment number, "EST. 794" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The pasta and meatball meals were produced on various dates between October 19, 2006, and January 25, 2007 and were shipped to retail establishments nationwide.
The problem was discovered by the company. No reports of illnesses have been received by FSIS or the company from consumption of these products.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the ConAgra 24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline at (866) 344-7079. Media with questions should contact company Communications Director Stephanie Childs at (402) 595-6258.