Misbranding, Skipped Inspection Prompts Casa di Trevi Pasta Recall

About 845 pounds of meat pasta products are included in the recall

Misbranding, Skipped Inspection Prompts Casa di Trevi Pasta Recall
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August 1, 2016

A variety of health issues has prompted a recall from Gourmet Pasta Products USA.

The company, doing business as Casa di Trevi, 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. The products contain meat and non-meat components containing multiple ingredients, and the firm 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.

In addition, some products are labeled with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) mark of inspection applied by Casi di Trevi without authorization from the Secretary of Agriculture.

The recalled products 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. For a list of the recalled items and sizes, see the USDA's FSIS release.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, injuries, or illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Michael Aiello, Gourmet Pasta Products USA Co-Owner, at (908) 259-9000.