PORTLAND, ORE. – 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 announced this week.
The following products are subject to recall: one pound packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni; one pound packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef Pelmeni; and one pound packages, in 40-lb. cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef and Pork Pelmeni.
All these products bear the number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced prior to Sept. 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington states.
The problem was discovered when an investigator found products at a distributor 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. No reports of illnesses have been associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
There were no child nutrition, Department of Defense or internet/Catalog sales of the product.