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November 4, 2002

California Firm Has Recalled Chicken Tacos

Monterey Park, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Sierra Madre Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 1,400 pounds of chicken tacos that contain an undeclared allergen (milk), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

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.

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