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Ragu recalls pasta sauces that may be contaminated with plastic fragments

Though there have been no complaints or reports of injury, certain blends may contain plastic fragments.
/ Source: TODAY

Some jarring news: Three Ragu sauces were voluntarily recalled Saturday because they may contain plastic fragments.

Food company Mizkan America said in a press release that it has not received any consumer complaints or reports of injuries and are recalling the products “out of an abundance of caution.” The affected blends were distributed nationwide, and Mizkan has notified retailers that received shipments so they can remove the jars from the shelves.


Consumers should look for the cap codes and best-use-by dates to determine if the sauce needs to be tossed.

The recall applies to the following Ragu products:

RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 oz.

  • Cap code: JUN0620YU2
  • Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

  • Cap code: JUN0520YU2
  • Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2

RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

  • Cap code: JUN0620YU2
  • Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGU Old World Style Traditional, 66 oz.

  • Cap code: JUN0420YU2
  • Best Use By Date: JUN0420YU2

RAGU Old World Style Meat, 66 oz.

  • Cap code: JUNE0520YU2
  • Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2

To receive a coupon for a replacement product, contact Mizkan America’s customer service hotline at 800-328-7248.

June has been a busy month for recalls. King Arthur Flour Inc. issued a recall for over 14,000 cases of its 5-pound unbleached all-purpose flour after wheat used to make the product was linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. Meanwhile, Perdue Foods recalled nearly 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may have been contaminated.

CORRECTION (June 17, 2017, 4:43 p.m.): An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect photo. It has been replaced with the correct photo.