Tamale products recalled on allergen fears

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTONHomestead Pasta Company, San Francisco, Calif., is recalling approximately 144,633 lbs. of frozen meat and poultry tamale products because they contain an undeclared allergen, whey, which is not noted on the label. Whey is a known dairy allergen.

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

The products subject to recall include:

  • 8.5-lb. cases of "Garibaldi Beef Tamale" with each case containing 12 individual 11-oz. packages.
  • 8.5-lb. cases of "Garibaldi Turkey Tamale" with each case containing 12 individual 11-oz. packages.
  • 10.5-lb. cases of "Golden West Traditional Beef Tamale with Sauce in Husk" with each case containing 12 individual 14-oz. packages.
  • 10.5-lb. cases of "Golden West Traditional Turkey Tamale with Sauce in Husk" with each case containing 12 individual 14-oz. packages.
  • 18-lb. cases of "Casper Homestead Pasta Company Beef Tamale" with each case containing 36 individual 8-oz. packages.
  • 18-lb. cases of "Casper Homestead Pasta Company Chicken Tamale" with each case containing 36 individual 8-oz. packages.

Individual packages bear the establishment number "P-4994" or "EST. 4994" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced from April 2010 until January 2011 and shipped for retail sales in California, Oregon and Washington and institutional use in California. 

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