Monday, December 6, 2010

Diana's Mexican Food Products, Inc. Recalls Chicken Tamales

Recall ReleaseCLASS I RECALL

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Bill Bagley

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 - Diana's Mexican Food Products, Inc. a Lawndale, Ca. establishment, is recalling approximately 41,670 pounds of chicken tamales because they contain an undeclared allergen, whey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Whey is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
  • 15 lb. boxes of "Diana's Central Meat Market Chicken Tamales (wrapped in rice paper)", with each box containing 48 5 oz. tamales.

Each package bears the establishment number "P-4158" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The tamales were produced between February 2010 and Dec. 2, 2010, and were distributed to restaurants in California. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers, including restaurants, of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Sam Magana at (562) 404-3098.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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