Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Threat

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A recall of Ragu pasta sauces in the United States has been issued because of concern the sauce may contain fragments of plastic.

According to the FDA, no consumers have made complaints or have been injured.

Consumers are being asked to look for the cap code on the yellow Ragú jar cap as well as the “Best use by” dates.

The recalled sauces are listed on the FDA’s website

The recalled sauces are:

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0620YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

Flavor Description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0520YU2
Best Use by Date: JUN0520YU2

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

Flavor Description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0620YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional, 66 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional
Cap code: JUN0420YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0420YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat, 66 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat
Cap code: JUN0520YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional
RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional. (FDA)
RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat. (FDA)

Anyone who purchased an affected product can call the company’s customer service hotline at 800-328-7248 to receive a coupon for a replacement.

Pita Pal Recalls Nearly 90 Hummus Products

In another food recall this week, Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A plate of Hummus
A plate of Hummus is served at a restaurant in the Lebanese coastal city of Tripoli, north of Beirut on Oct. 20, 2014. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States and to the United Arab Emirates.

An FDA inspection at a manufacturing facility identified listeria bacteria. The bacteria were not found in any of the finished hummus products, and no illnesses have been reported.

The affected products include Bucee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, and Schnucks brands. (A full list of the recalled products is available on the FDA website).

Listeria bacteria can cause serious illness in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. Listeria infection in pregnant women can cause miscarriages or stillbirths.

Healthy people can develop short-term symptoms such as high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

About 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

listeria outbreak kills 3
Listeria monocytogenes. (CDC)

Those who purchased a recalled Pita Pal product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

NTD News reporter contributed to this report.

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