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News Release

La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc. Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 057-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 8, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Whitney Joy 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2015 – La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,923 pounds of pork and chicken tamale products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg whites, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label. 

The pork and chicken tamale items were produced on various dates between January 16, 2015 and March 30, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 25 lb. cases containing 100 4 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Pork Tamales.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 80 3 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Pork Tamales.”
  • 25 lb. cases containing 100 4 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Chicken Tamales.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 80 3 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Chicken Tamales.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 60 4 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Chicken Tamales.”
  • 12.5 lb. cases containing 50 4 oz. pieces of “La Guadalupana Hot Chicken Tamales.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 21094” or “P-21094” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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 Alejandro Castro, General Manager of La Guadalupana Wholesale Co., Inc, at (866) 954-3654 or info@senortamale.com.

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.

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