RECALL: Is There Plastic in Your Spaghetti Sauce?

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It seems like every week we report on yet another recall (if not more than one) here at The Organic Prepper, and this week is no different. Today’s recall is something you’ll find in many preppers’ stockpiles – Ragu pasta sauce.

Mizkan America Inc announced the recall earlier this week because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic.

Which sauces are recalled?

As per the FDA, the following products are included in the recall.

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

This recall is voluntary.

What to do if you have the recalled products

The FDA continues:

These sauces were produced between June 4-8 and Mizkan America believes that the majority of this production run is in its control. However, some cases of the sauces listed above were shipped to customers recently and these cases/products are subject to this voluntary recall. Again, retailers that received shipments of the impacted products have been notified.Mizkan is working together with these retail partners to ensure that these RAGÚ®varieties with the specified case/cap codes are removed from grocers nationwide.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled RAGÚ® sauces with the outlined cap codes should call our Customer-Service Hotline to receive a replacement. Our Customer-Service Hotline can be reached at 800-328-7248. Our Customer-Service Team is available to take your call Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm CST. Mizkan America will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination. (source)

Do you have any of the affected products in your stockpile?

How to avoid these recalls

As you may have noticed, recalls are becoming more and more common in recent days. This article explains why we’re running into so many tainted products.

We strongly recommend avoiding industrial food in order to avoid contaminated or tainted products.

  1. Grow your own (Learn more)
  2. Buy locally (Find nearby farmer’s markets here)
  3. Preserve your own food through canning, dehydrating, or freeze-drying

And finally, forget the Ragu. Here’s how to make and can spaghetti sauce like an Italian grandma.

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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • No way will you find that . . . “stuff” . . . in my pantry!!!

    Took me 2 years but I finally got my wife to ditch the jar of so-called Alfredo sauce for the real thing.

  • Thanks for putting this out there. I stopped buying Ragu some years ago. I don’t make my own, yet, but I buy organic sauce.

  • Well, I do have the Ragu alfredo sauce in my pantry. It’s helpful for a quick working late dinner when I get home at 11pm some nights. What is with these constant recalls? Good grief, Daisy, I feel like we are under siege! I made peanut butter cookies from scratch and wondered if I could trust the peanut butter. I scrutinize every label for ingredients and hidden agendas, scrub vegetables squeaky clean, go to a butcher for my meat, and still my pantry isn’t safe! I’m frustrated and angry.

  • Hunt’s spaghetti sauce in the can is a superior product to Ragu…but what is going on here? Are the powers that be recalling all of these products to create a stockpile, or have production standards really slipped that much?

    I agree with Daisy, grow and can your own as much as possible.
    I would also submit that since it seems to be larger name brands that are effected most often, perhaps it’s time to try the “off-brand” products.

    At least until those start having recalls….

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