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June 20, 2000

La Mexicana Brand Green Corn Tortilla Products Recalled

Seattle, WA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that La Mexicana Inc. is conducting a recall of certain La Mexicana brand Green Corn Tortilla products because the products contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5.

The affected products are:

Green Corn Tortillas, 3 dozen per package, 18 packages per case.

Tri-Colored 4" Corn Tortillas, 3 dozen per package, 24 packages per case.

Tri-Colored Chip, 3 dozen per package, 24 packages per case.

According to FDA, this recall affects all listed products with date code of 5/12/00 or prior.   The recalled tortillas were distributed in Washington state and Oregon.  The firm estimates that none of the product remains on the market.

This Class II recall was initiated by the company, by visit beginning on May 19, 2000, followed by fax.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that the company has completed all required recall procedures.

People who have allergies to certain foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #f-511/513-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 20, 2000.

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