News Release

Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 059-2015 expansion
Health Risk: Low Apr 27, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 – Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, added an additional item to the recalled products list, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product should have been part of the original 15,600 pounds of pork products that were recalled on April 11, 2015. Therefore, the poundage has not changed. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Carnitas, Green Chile & Oregano Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  •  9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Carnitas, Green Chile & Oregano Wrapped in Corn Husks.”

On April 11, 2015, the company recalled 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos items that were produced on various dates between April 9, 2014 and April 8, 2015. To read the recall release, click here. The following products listed below were included in the initial recall:

  • 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 24 lb. cases containing 3 8lb. vacuum sealed packages of “Border Grill Pork Yucatan.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 100 2.7 oz. pieces of “Border Grill [Beef] Brisket Taquitos.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 20949” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutional locations in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Pascal Dropsy, President of Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., at (310) 784-0400, ext. 221.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016