The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for frozen P&S Jumbo Meat Ravioli for potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The products were produced on April 30, 2020, and shipped to retail locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. FSIS is concerned that consumers may still have some in their freezers.
The frozen, raw ground beef ravioli items were sold in 13-oz. boxes with a use-by date of 11/30/2020 and lot code 20121. They have the establishment number “EST. 2736” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered by a third-party laboratory that does sample testing for the company.
Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as E. coli O157:H7 can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea. Some people with E. coli infections develop a potentially fatal complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. Symptoms of HUS include bloody diarrhea, decreased urine, bruising, pallor and lethargy. Anyone with these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.