NC company recalls more than 35,000 pounds of meat and poultry

Valley Fine Foods is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of meat and poultry products, including some sent to retailers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, because the food may be spoiled, the US Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

The North Carolina-based company notified the government that several varieties of its “Simple Dishes” products were found to have meats that were undercooked and “unfit for human food,” according to a press release from the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service.

The products — made between Aug. 14 and Oct. 4 — are Chicken Penne Alfredo, Chicken Primavera, Italian Sausage Ziti, and Rigatoni with Meatballs and a Mushroom Cream Sauce, the release said.


The spoilage was found during routine testing conducted on Oct. 4, and the government was notified on Wednesday, according to the release.

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In addition to New England, the products were also shipped to retailers in California, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina.

There have been no reported adverse reactions to the dishes. The USDA has urged anyone with the products to throw them away or return them.

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