Read This If You Have Frozen Pasta Products In Your Freezer

Avanza Pasta, LLC has just recalled a whopping 2,237 pounds of pasta products containing meat and poultry that was never inspected by the USDA, according to Thrillist. The Evanston, Illinois-based company manufactured and released many frozen meat and poultry ravioli and tortellini items, which were never inspected by the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Thus, they may contain ingredients that could be harmful to consumers. These uninspected products were then distributed to various restaurants and food retailers in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

The list of recalled pasta products includes over 60 items that were manufactured over the span of almost two years, from October 5th, 2019 to March 12th, 2021, per the USDA. This includes products like their Meat Tortellini, Sausage Ravioli, Tuscan Chicken, Sausage and Peppers Ravioli, and Chianti Braised Short Rib pasta products. These meat and poultry items were released under Avanza Pasta's various brand names, which include Nature's Best, Prisco's Family Market, and Ambrosino's, among others, as Thrillist reports.

The recalled Avanza Pasta products should not be consumed

While there have not been any negative reactions or illnesses reported as a result of consuming these products to date, eating uninspected meat can increase the risk of coming in contact with bad or spoiled ingredients that may lead to serious health complications in some cases. The USDA is now recommending that all recalled Avanza Pasta products should be thrown away or returned for a refund. Any individuals who have recently consumed these products and are experiencing health issues should contact their health provider immediately.

According to the USDA, any frozen products that do not have a USDA mark of inspection or an establishment number have not been subjected to federal inspection for food safety and should not be consumed. The USDA is advising everyone who has frozen pasta products in their home to check these products and ensure that they are not on the recalled list before eating them. The full list of recalled pasta products can be found on the USDA website.