May 1, 2002
Arkansas Firm Has Recalled Chili Tortilla
Rogers, AR. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Tyson’s Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately
1,800 pounds of fully cooked, frozen chili tortilla product
that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.
The products subject to recall are 3.65 pound boxes of "Market Day, Fully
Cooked, CHILI CRISPITOS, A Tightly Rolled Flour Tortilla With A Chicken
Chili Filling." Each package bears a code "0302CNQ0823" or "0302CNQ0800,"
followed by the establishment code, "P7221." Each box also contains the USDA
seal of inspection.
The chili tortilla product was produced on Jan. 30 and distributed to Market
Day, a food service customer in Chicago, Illinois. Market Day further
distributed the product to consumers via Internet sales and organization
fundraising sales in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
"Because of the potential for injury, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said William Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers who
have concerns about the product are urged not to eat it and notify the
Tyson’s Foods Inc., notified FSIS after being alerted to the potential
contamination by Market Day.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this
product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Ed Nicholson, director of
media and community relations for Tyson’s Foods Inc., at (479) 290-4591.
Consumers with questions may contact Willie Barber, manager of consumer
relations for Tyson’s Foods Inc., at (800) 246-4664.