Siberoni, a Portland, Ore. firm, is recalling 169,655 pounds of raw and frozen meat and poultry “pelmeni” (Eastern European-style ravioli products) which were produced without the benefit of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni
1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef Pelmeni
1 lb. packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef and Pork Pelmeni
All these products bear the establishment number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced prior to September 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington State.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS investigator found, at a distributor, product that the firm had produced while under suspension. Further investigation found that more product had been produced prior to the suspension period, but also without benefit of inspection. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
There were no child nutrition, Department of Defense, or internet/Catalog sales of the product.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.