Mama Lina's Inc. Recalls Beef and Chicken Empanada Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2015 Mama Linas Inc., a San Diego, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,754 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The beef, chicken, sweet wine beef and chipotle chicken empanada items were produced on August 31, 2015 and September 29, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 330- lb. (approximately) cases and bags containing pieces of CHIPOTLE CHICKEN EMPANADA.
- 322.13-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of BEEF EMPANADA.
- 1095-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of CHICKEN EMPANADA.
- 7.13-lb. (approximately) bag containing pieces of SWEET WINE BEEF EMPANADA.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 2012 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail location San Diego, CA.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection. The beef empanadas and chicken empanadas were found in the establishments freezer and did not have the marks of FSIS inspection. The products had a deli sticker and labels indicating that the products are manufactured by another entity, which leases part of the facility from Mama Linas.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers or Media with questions about the recall can contact Alma Villarruel, Mama Linas Inc., Office Manager, at (858) 535-0620.
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.