January 31, 2001Minsa Corp. Recalls Yellow Corn
public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...
TX (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Minsa Corporation is recalling Yellow Corn Flour
masa because the product tested positive for StarLink.
Pesticide Name: Bacillus thuringiensis
subspecies tolworthi Cry9C Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its Production
Trade and Other Names: StarLink
OPP Chemical Code: 006466
Pesticide Type: Insecticide
The pesticide is not allowed for use in foods for human
This is the first public notice
of this Class II
recall issued by FDA.
Yellow Corn Flour masa to make taco shells, tortillas, tortilla chips, corn chips,
and taquitos. Labeling for all bags are stated in part:
"***Minsa***STONE GROUND CORN MASA***Instant Corn Masa Floour***MINSA CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 484, MULESHOE, TEXAS 79347***.
"For each of the following
products the product number is hand written on bags that is used for varioous products and
the additional labeling is stated in part,
Taco 1, 6992 "***TACO SHELL #1***"
Tortilla 2Y, 6993 "***TORTILLA***"
Tortilla 2Y0, 6994 "***TORTILLA***"
Corn Chip 8, 6995 "***CORN CHIP***"
Tortilla Chip 1Y,6998 "***TORTILLA CHIP 1Y***"
Taco 6F, 6999 "***TACO #6F***"
Taco 6NF, 7000 "***TACO SHELL***"
Taquito 7001 "***TAQUITO***"
Tortilla Chip 1Y, 7007 "***TORTILLA CHIP 1Y***"
Tortilla Chip 6Y, 7008 "***TORTILLA CHIP***"
Tortilla Chip 5S, 7009 "***TORTILLA CHIP***"
Corn Chip 6, 7010 "***CORN CHIP***"
Tortilla 3Y 7012 "***TORTILLA***"
Tortilla 3YS, 7013 "***TORTILLA 3YS***"
Taco 1 7014 "***TACO SHELL #1***"
Taco 6NF 7016 "***TACO SHELL***"
Taco 6NF 7017 "***TACO SHELL***".
The following codes of Yellow corn flour are being recalled:
Taco 1, 6992;
Tortilla 2Y, 6993;
Tortilla 2Y0, 6994;
Corn Chip 8, 6995;
Tortilla Chip 1Y, 6998;
Taco 6F, 6999;
Taco 6NF, 7000;
Taquito 1, 7001;
Tortilla Chip 1Y, 7007;
Tortilla Chip 6, 7008;
Tortilla Chip 55, 7009;
Corn Chip 6, 7010;
Tortilla 3Y, 7012;
Tortilla 3YS, 7013;
Taco 1, 7014;
Taco 6NF, 7016;
Taco 6NF, 7017.
Minsa Corporation, Muleshoe, TX .
Manufacturer, by letter on November 6, 2000. Firm initiated recall **complete.
**Completed recall: While the FDA has
completed processing of this particular recall, it does not mean this particular product
has been fully accounted for.
56,045 x 50 lb. bags of the 17 various corn mix products.
Questions concerning this recall may be directed
to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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to SafetyAlerts subscribers January
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