RECALL

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

January 7, 2011 8:33 PM

Source: Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Thinkstock .A tamale recall is underway due to a California company that failed to declare an allergen on the labeling. According to the Department of Agriculture, The Homestead Pasta company issued a recall of beef, turkey, and chicken tamale packages, amonting to 144,633 pounds of frozen meat.

Following a routine USDA inspection in which the Department found the labels did not include the dairy allergen whey, the tamale recall was put in place.

“The problem was discovered by FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) during a label review at the establishment,” the agency stated. “FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.”

The tamale recall affects products produced from April 2010 to January 2011. The tamale products were shipped for retail sales in California, Oregon and Washington.

According to BusinessWeek.com, the tamale recall includes products sold in cases under these names: Garibaldi Beef Tamale, Garibaldi Turkey Tamale, Golden West Traditional Beef Tamale With Sauce in Husk, Golden West Traditional Turkey Tamale With Sauce in Husk, Casper Homestead Pasta Company Beef Tamale and Casper Homestead Pasta Company Chicken Tamale.

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