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Red Pork Tamale Products Recalled

In a nutshell: Almost 5,000 pounds of red tamale products are being recalled because they contain wheat, a known allergen.

from the FDA press release

WASHINGTON-May 14, 2009 – Amigo’s Mexican Food, Inc., a Deming, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,594 pounds of red pork tamale products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall:
–35-ounce vacuum packages of “AMIGO’S Home Style PORK Tamales Wrapped in Corn Husk.” Each label bears the establishment number “P- 13083” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The red pork tamale products were produced on various dates and were shipped to retail establishments in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine product inspection. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Arnold Orquiz, the company owner, at (575) 546-6841.

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