May 17, 2001FDA First Notice: La Hacienda
Tortilleria, Inc. Recalls Maseca Tortillas and Corn Chips
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.
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
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.