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News Release

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

Class II Recall 059-2015
Health Risk: Low Apr 11, 2015

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

 

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2015 – Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos 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 hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos items were produced on various dates between April 9, 2014 and April 8, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 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 produced 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