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April 8, 2002

The Pasta Shoppe Has Recalled Shaped Pasta

Nashville, TN  (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that The Pasta Shoppe has recalled their shaped pasta line because it contains undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. All pasta is packaged in clear polypropylene bags and have decorative labels with The Pasta Shoppe listed as the manufacturer. These products include the following:

Think Snow Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Tennis Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Happy Birthday Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Thinking of You Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Star of David Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Golf Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
For a Special Mom Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Dear Santa Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
The Night before Christmas Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Lone Star Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Get Well Soon Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Love and Kisses Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Soccer Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Fishin' Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Congratulations You're Out of This World Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Heavenly Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Surfin' the Net Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Racing Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Good Luck Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
New York City Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Memphis Blues Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Cats Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Hippity Hop Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Gourmet by the Pasta Shoppe Vinyard Pasta Grape Clusters & Leaves - Vineyard Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Thanks a Million Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
My First Baby Pasta - My First Pasta net wt 6 oz (170g)
Ghouly Ghost Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Music City Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Spooky Spider Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Football Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Music Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Fall Festival Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Heavenly Holiday Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Dogs Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Home Sweet Home Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Stars and Stripes Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Cravin' the Crab Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Sailing Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Baseball Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Crazy for Gardening Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Trees Christmas Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Snowman pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Bama Crimson Tide pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Auburn Tiners pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Gator Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Seminole Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Bulldog Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Jay Hawks KU Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Wildcat UK Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Wolverine Michigan Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Spartan Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Huskers Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Tar Heel's NC Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Fightin' Irish Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Buckeye Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Nittany Lion Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Big Orange UT Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Badger Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g)
Texas A&M Pasta, net wt 6 oz (170g) - this product was distributed unlabeled

Ready Set Chili, Quick Chili Mix with Boot Kicking Pasta in two varieties: Southern Homestyle, net wt 7.75oz (219g) and Spicy Varieties, net wt 7.75oz (219g)

Ready Set Soup, in the following varieties: Chicken Noodle, Chicken Shaped Pasta with Soup Mix, net wt 9.75oz (275g); Garden Vegetable, Veggie Shaped Pasta with Soup Mix, net wt 8.5oz (241g); Homestyle Veggie, Home Sweet Home Pasta with Soup Mix, net wt 8.5oz (241g); and, Cowboy Black Bean, Boot and Wagon Pasta with Soup Mix, net wt 9oz (255g)

Ready Set Salad in the following varieties: Team Sports Pasta with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g); Picnic Pasta with Ranch & Herb Dressing, net wt 12.75oz (361g); Garden Vegetable Pasta with Creamy Herb Dressing, net wt 12.75oz (361g); Team Pasta with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g); Golf Pasta with Ranch and Herb Dressing, net wt 12.75 oz (361g); Gingerbread Man Pasta with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g); Bushel of Apples Pasta with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g); Home Sweet Pasta with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g), Heart Pasta with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g); Million Dollar Pasta with Ranch & Herb Dressing, net wt 12.75 oz (361g); and, Vineyard pasta with Red Wine Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (396g).

Ready Set Meals in minutes in the following varieties: Sunshine & Flower Pasta Meal with Sunny Day Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (397g), Fall Leaves Pasta with Classic Marinara Sauce Mix, net wt 13.2 oz (374g); Chicken Pasta Salad with Chicken Salad Seasoning Mix, net wt 8.85oz (248g); Musical Pasta Meal with Sweet Melody Vinaigrette, net wt 14oz (397g); Snowman & Snowflake Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce Mix, net wt 12.75oz (361g); and, Trees & Santa Pasta with Classic marinara sauce mix, net wt 13.2oa (374g) - this product was distributed unlabeled.

Easy Cheesy Pasta, in the following varieties: Team Sports, net wt 12oz (340g); Under the Sea, net wt 12oz (340g); Heart to Heart, net wt 12oz (340g); and, Down on the Farm, net wt 12oz (340g).

However, no illnesses have been reported to date.

These products were distributed nationwide through specialty retail stores and by direct purchase.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the shaped pasta line containing egg whites was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of eggs.

Consumers who have purchased shaped pasta should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-615-831-0016 x 209. As of April 4th , 2002 all products shipped reflect the usage of eggs
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