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February 5,  200

Texas Firm Has Recalled Chili Con Carne

Grand Prairie, TX (SafetyAlerts) - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Intermex Products USA Ltd. has recalled approximately approximately 1,060 pounds of canned Chili con Carne that contain undeclared ingredients and an undeclared allergen (oats), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products subject to the recall are 15-ounce cans of "el Rio, SOUTHWESTERN STYLE, ALL NATURAL, CHILI CON CARNE, NO BEANS." Each product bears the establishment number "EST. 13172" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The products were produced on Jan. 30, 2002 and distributed to retail stores in Florida, Illinois and Ohio.

FSIS discovered the problem in response to a consumer complaint of an allergic reaction. An FSIS investigation revealed that the product contained ingredients that are not listed on the product label. The ingredients not included on the label are oats, modified food starch, corn meal, sugar and caramel color.

Anyone concerned about an illness or an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

"We urge consumers who are allergic to oats to check their canned goods for the recalled product," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "If they find any of the product listed above, then consumers who are allergic should not eat this product but return it to the point of purchase."

Media with questions about the recall may contact David Hagli,

company vice president, at (972) 660-2071. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Susan Hurt, company director of technical services, at (972) 660-2071

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