November 4, 2002
California Firm Has Recalled Chicken
Monterey Park, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Sierra Madre Foods Inc. is recalling
pounds of chicken tacos that contain an undeclared allergen (milk), the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced
The products being recalled are approximately 9-ounce packages of "TRADER
JOE'S LOW FAT SOFT CHICKEN TACOS," bearing sell-by dates between "SELL BY
102802" and "SELL BY 110902." Each package also bears the establishment code
"P-6009" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The product was produced between Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, and was distributed to
retail stores in California.
"We urge consumers who are allergic to milk to check their refrigerators and
freezers," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "If they find any of
the products listed above, consumers who are allergic should not eat this
product, but return it to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Walt Boudreaux,
marketing director, at (323) 268-2791. Media with questions may contact John
Martinez, plant manager, at (626) 289-5054.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English
and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.