A favorite food product has been pulled from retailers' shelves after health officials discovered that this product is "unfit for human food." Per the investigation, there was a "presence of spoilage organisms."
According to the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recall notice, government officials are concerned that this product may be in some consumer's refrigerators and freezers. Health officials say that there have not been any reports of illnesses related to this recall.
Forest City, North Carolina company, Valley Fine Foods, is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of its refrigerated "Simple Dishes" brand pasta entrees. On October 4, the meat and chicken in the product had been discovered to be contaminated with "spoilage organisms."
The recalled products were produced from August 15 through October 14, 2018. The entrees are heat-treated; however, the ingredients are not fully cooked, according to FSIS's recall notice.
The following products are subject to recall:
12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Penne Alfredo” with case code #19034, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34709-0, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34709-3.
12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Primavera” with case code #19033, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34708-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34708-6.
12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Italian Sausage Ziti” with case code #19035, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34711-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34711-6.
12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Rigatoni with Meatballs and a Mushroom Cream Sauce” with case code #19036, case UPC Code of 1-07-42753- 34710-6 and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34710-9.
According to the notice, the recalled products bear the establishment number "P-22102B" or "M-22102B," which is on the side of the product's package.
While there have not been any reports of adverse health effects after consumption, anyone who is concerned about an illness or injury should seek medical attention.
"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," the FSIS states.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Valley Fine Foods customer service line at 844-833-6888.