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May 17, 2001

FDA First Notice: La Hacienda Tortilleria, Inc. Recalls Maseca Tortillas and Corn Chips

Nashville, TN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that La Hacienda Tortilleria Inc. has recalled certain Maseca Tortillas and Corn Chips sold only to restaurants because the products contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, and FD&C Red No. 40.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

a) Enchilada White Maseca Tortilla Item #99 - 12 packages per case/100 ct per package, approx. 40 lbs per case total. Product is placed in plastic packaging (100 ct per package), and a total of 12 packages containing 100 tortillas are placed in a cardboard shipping case to total 40 lbs per case. No lot number, or expiration date. Product identification #99. Sold to restaurants only. - Recall #F-412-1.
b) Maseca Corn Chips - Approximately 35 lbs. Product is placed in a plastic-lined cardboard shipping box. No lot number, or expiration date. Product identification #89. Sold to restaurants only. - Recall #F-413-1.

No lot number or expiration date used on this product. All manufacturing dates would be affected.

La Hacienda Tortilleria, Inc., Nashville, TN.

Manufacturer, via telephone on 04/04/01. Firm-initiated recall *completed.

*Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.

TN, AL, KY, IN and AR.

877 cases of Tortillas and 926 cases of Corn Chips.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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