WASHINGTON — Siberoni, a Portland, Ore., company, 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, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced.
Products subject to recall are 1-pound. packages, in 40-pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni, Beef Pelmeni, and 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 Sept. 6, 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 company 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.
There were no child nutrition, Department of Defense, or internet/Catalog sales of the product.
More information can be obtained by contacting Siberoni at 503-335-5843 or visit the company’s website at www.siberoni.com.