Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company LLC of Tucson, AZ, is recalling approximately 915 pounds of beef tamale products that contain meat produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The ready-to-eat beef tamales were produced on various dates from Aug. 11 to Sept. 13, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Red Chile Beef Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/11/2016, 8/15/2016, 8/22/2016, 8/31/2016 and 9/13/2016, and with case and package codes 2016224, 2016228, 2016235, 2016244 and 2016257.
- Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Chipotle Beef Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/16/2016, 9/1/2016 and 9/2/2016, and with case and package codes 2016229, 2016245 and 2016246.
- Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Chipotle Beef & Cheese Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/16/2016, 8/25/2016, 8/29/2016 and 9/2/2016, and with case and package codes 2016229, 2016238, 2016242 and 2016246.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M45860” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to the firm’s restaurants in Arizona and were sold to consumers either in restaurants (without packaging), in foil “to-go” containers, or with the original packaging intact. FSIS personnel discovered the problem during routine inspection activities. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them but to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Todd Martin, Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company LLC, at 520-398-6282.
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