FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2015 — Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, because of possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The frozen ravioli products were produced with organic spinach which was found in test results performed by the spinach supplier to show the presence of Listeria. The recall was initiated when it was discovered that certain lots of the listed items were produced with the ingredient in question.
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 miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Although the company is not aware of illnesses associated with this product, we are taking this precautionary action.
Items & Sell By dates included in the recall are listed in the table:
|UPC CODE||Product Description||Lot Code||RFR(Y/N)||ICSR #|
|7-85030-00011-3||Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Raviol, 8 oz||JAN092016||Y|
|7-85030-22770-1||Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, 8 oz||JAN192016||Y|
|7-85030-55561-3||Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, 8 oz||DEC222015, DEC302016, DEC312016, JAN022016, JAN192016, JAN20||Y|
The products affected by the recall are listed above with corresponding SELL BY dates and were distributed through retail stores nationwide.
Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 510-429-0356. Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.
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