Ragu pasta sauce recalled over possible plastic contamination

by NCN Health And Science Team Posted on July 21st, 2019

Five types of Ragú pasta sauce sold nationwide are being recalled because they may contain plastic fragments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

The maker of the Ragu line of pasta sauces has recalled jars of the popular sauces over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Mizkan America Inc. announced the recall but said there have been no reports of injuries or complaints from consumers. The company shipped the sauces to retailers nationwide.

Check your pantry for Ragu jars. The affected ones are:

Ragu Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 ounces; cap code and “best use by” date: JUN0620YU2.
Ragu Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 ounces; cap code and “best use by” date: JUN0520YU2.
Ragu Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 ounces; cap code and “best use by” date: JUN0620YU2.
Ragu Old World Style Traditional, 66 ounces; cap code and “best use by” date: JUN0420YU2.
Ragu Old World Style Meat, 66 ounces; cap code and “best use by” date: JUN0520YU2.

The recalled sauces were produced between June 4 and June 8, with some cases shipped to retailers recently, according to Mizkan America, the U.S. subsidiary of Mizkan International, a global food manufacturer based in Japan. The company has not received any complaints or reports of injuries related to the recalled product, it added.

Walmart was among the retailers that posted the recall, first announced by Mizkan in mid-June. The company stressed that products currently on store shelves are not involved in the recall, and that sauces in glass jars were also not impacted.

Consumers should check their refrigerators and pantries for recalled jars, and any recalled sauce should be thrown out and not consumed. Customers can call 800-328-7248 between 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. The company said it will provide replacement coupons for those who purchased the recalled products.

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