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The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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: [View Label]
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.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
This product may have been distributed in your area. Please spot-check stores for effectiveness of the recall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office at 317/233-7360.