At least five different kinds of Ragu pasta sauces, four types of Archer Farms-brand and Freskëtbrand packaged salads, and an Archer Farms brand sandwich are among the latest round of foods being voluntarily recalled.
RAGÚ® Pasta Sauces
Mizkan America, Inc., announced last week and the FDA over the weekend, the voluntary recall of select the five types of RAGÚ® pasta sauces produced between June 4-8 because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic.
While no consumer injuries or complaints have been reported, Mizkan America urges consumers with jars containing the designated yellow cap code and best use by dates listed to discard discard the recalled pasta sauce, according to the company announcement.
Included in the recall are the following pasta sauces, by name and cap/best use by descriptions:
- RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 oz., JUN0620YU2
- RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz, JUN0520YU2
- RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz., JUN0620YU2
- RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional, 66 oz., JUN0420YU2
- RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat, 66 oz., JUN0520YU2
Consumers who have purchased the recalled RAGÚ® sauces with the outlined cap codes should call 800-328-7248 Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, to receive a replacement.
Mizkan America will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination, according to the recall announcement.
Arch-Farms, Freskëtbrand salads, sandwiches
Elevation Foods also is recalling specific containers of Archer Farms-brand egg salad; Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches produced on June 18, 2019 at the Knoxville, Tennessee facility due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Elevation Foods identified the problem with the products after receiving positive test results for three containers of affected egg salad which were sampled and tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Impacted products were:
- Archer Farms-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 12-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042A, Use By 12AUG2019 (printed on the side of each container) UPC 085239018682, distributed nationwide
- Freskët-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 32-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042, Use By 12AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
- Freskët-brand Tuna Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906054, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
- Freskët-brand Thai Lobster Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906041, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container)
- Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich Half Sandwich with Bacon, UPC 220505000002, distributed nationwide
- Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich on Multigrain, UPC 498780203566, distributed nationwide
To see if you have any of these items in your refrigerator, check the “use by” dates printed on the side of each container and the lot number on the side or the lid of the container.
Fewer than 1,087 cases of product were reported to have been directly shipped to retailer warehouses throughout the United States, and as of July 19, no illnesses had been reported in connection with the products.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged by the company to immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 866-761-9566 at any time.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.