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January 31, 2001

Minsa Corp. Recalls Yellow Corn Flour Masa

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Muleshoe, 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 in Corn

Trade and Other Names: StarLink™

OPP Chemical Code: 006466

Pesticide Type: Insecticide

The pesticide is not allowed for use in foods for human consumption.

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***".

Recall #F-185-1.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 31, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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