You may remember when Hunt’s tomato paste came under fire for mold contamination. It looks like tomato products aren’t out of the woods yet. This time, Ragu products are being recalled due to plastic pieces that may be in some jars of pasta sauce.
This recall was issued by Mizkan America, Inc. (the parent company of Ragu) on June 15, 2019. The recalled pasta sauce was distributed nationally, so if you have a jar hidden in your pantry or refrigerator, now’s the time to get organizing. You can find the Ragu recall statement here.
What products are recalled?
While there are different variations being recalled, only three flavors of Ragu pasta sauce are affected. Be on the lookout for Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, Old World Style Traditional and Old World Style Meat sauce.
So what’s wrong with the pasta sauce? Ragu issued the voluntary recall on the suspicion that the sauce may contain plastic pieces that are dangerous for consumption. No formal complaints have been received, but the recall is said to come from an abundance of caution.
How do I know if I have one of these products?
Check the Best By dates, flavors and sizes of the jars to determine whether or not you’ve got a recalled Ragu sauce. Make sure the sauce in your cabinet isn’t one of these products:
- 45-oz. Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion with a Best By date of 06/06/2020
- 66-oz. Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion with a Best By date of 06/05/2020
- 66-oz. Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion with a Best By date of 06/06/2020
- 66-oz. Old World Style Traditional with a Best By date of 06/04/2020
- 66-oz. Old World Style Meat with a Best By date of 06/05/2020
Fortunately, it’s easier to make homemade pasta sauce than you might expect. Here’s our step-by-step guide.
I have one of the Ragu products! What should I do with it?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to save your pasta sauce. Ragu is urging consumers not to use the product for any reason. Instead, you can either give it the ‘ol heave-ho or take it back to the place of purchase. Most places will provide either a full refund or let you switch it out for something not on the recall list. Publix is providing customers full refunds for the sauce.
For questions regarding the recall, you can find the number for Ragu here. The Customer Service Hotline is open Monday-Friday during business hours.