Undeclared allergens prompt Corn Maiden recall

by Erica Shaffer
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WASHINGTON – Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. launched a recall of approximately 15,600 lbs. of beef and pork products that may contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

The Harbor City, Calif.-based company is recalling pork tamales, pork Yucatan and beef brisket taquitos. The items were produced on various dates between April 9 and April 8, FSIS said. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions. Inspectors with the agency uncovered the problem during routine verification activities, according to FSIS.

Products affected by the recall include:

• 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
• 9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
• 24 lb. cases containing 3 8lb. vacuum sealed packages of “Border Grill Pork Yucatan.”
• 15 lb. cases containing 100 2.7 oz. pieces of “Border Grill [Beef] Brisket Taquitos.”

The items bear the establishment number “EST. 20949” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Corn Maiden shipped the products to hotels, restaurants and institutional locations in California.
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