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Salmonella Fear Leads to Snack Food Recall

A California company has recalled three kinds of snack foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.


La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. of South El Monte, California announced it was recalling its Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile after samples of bulk ingredients revealed evidence of contamination.

The problem was discovered during an inspection of the manufacturing plant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

The snacks, which were distributed primarily in Southern California through retail stores, are packaged in clear plastic bags with a label sticker containing the product names and UPC code:

— “Doraditas con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00011-9”

— “Chinacos con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00121-5”

—  “Chicharrines duranguenses con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00261-8”

— “Palitos tapatios con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00251-9”

—  “Anillos michoacanos con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00351-6”

None of the snack packages carry production codes, best-by-dates, or use-by-dates. 

In a news release, the company said it is is working closely with the FDA and its suppliers to identify the cause of the problem.  It also said that in the future, its products will carry production codes.

Consumers who have the snacks can to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Placita at 626-452-0883, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m..

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  • Salmonella is a dangerous bacteria that people need to take seriously. I am a registered nurse and I recommend a daily application of an instant hand sanitizer to help prevent self contamination of this and many other types of bacteria.