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3 Flavors of Ragú Pasta Sauce Recalled Over Potential Plastic Contamination

— June 19, 2019

Mizkan American Inc. is recalling certain Ragú pasta sauces over concerns they may contain plastic pieces.

Are you a pasta fan? Do you buy Ragú pasta on a regular basis? If so, you may want to check your pantry. Earlier this week, Mizkan American Inc., the company that makes Ragú pasta, recalled three flavors of the popular sauce over concerns it may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.

Mizkan Head Office
Mizkan Head Office; image courtesy of Bariston via Wikimedia Commons,

According to the recall notice, the flavors affected include Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, Old World Style Traditional, and Old World Style Meat. It’s important to note, however, that only sauces with the following ‘Best-By’ dates and cap codes are included in the recall:

  • Ragú Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 ounces
    Cap Code: JUN0620YU2
    Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2
  • Ragú Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 ounces
    Cap Code: JUN0620YU2
    Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2
  • Ragú Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 ounces
    Cap Code: JUN0520YU2
    Best Use by Date: JUN0520YU2
  • Ragú Old World Style Traditional, 66 ounces
    Cap Code: JUN0420YU2
    Best Use By Date: JUN0420YU2
  • Ragú Old World Style Meat, 66 ounces
    Cap Code: JUN0520YU2
    Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2

The issue was discovered during routine quality checks and has so far affected 9,130 cases of sauces. In a statement, a Mizkan spokesperson said:

“The vast majority of these cases were still contained at retailer warehouses and distribution centers. Based on our investigations, we believe a limited amount of products may have reached store shelves last week at the earliest.”

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. If you have any of the recalled sauces in your home, either throw them away or return them for a refund. If you have additional questions or concerns about the recall, contact the company at 800-328-7248 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. central standard time.


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