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Potential Botulism in Black Bean Tortillas

United Natural Foods is recalling certain types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. 

This is the second recall in two days for the company, which on Wednesday recalled certain types of Divina stuffed olives and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup.

In each case, the company said the recalls were due to a lack of temperature control during the distribution process. UNFI said it inadvertently subjected the recall items to temperature ranges above those directed by the manufacturer.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The latest recall involves:

Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas in 10 oz. vacuum-packed clear sleeve packages of 6 with orange labels and white lettering, UPC 618032102021, and a date code on a white sticker that reads “11 6 11.” The recalled tortillas were distributed to the Safeway and Pak N Save stores in California listed below: 

— SAFEWAY #1110: 1546 N MAIN, SALINAS          

— SAFEWAY #2840: 2010 FREEDOM BLVD, WATSONVILLE      

— PAK N SAVE #3116: 2255 GELLERT BLVD S,SAN FRANCISCO  

— PAK N SAVE #3125: 3889 SAN PABLO AVE, EMERYVILLE       

Tortillas with the “11 6 11” date code sold at other retail outlets are not part of the recall.

Consumers who purchased Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas from the stores listed above with the date code mentioned should not consume these products, and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information contact Lisa Madsen at 1-401-528-8634, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5.p.m.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

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