Texas Firm Has Recalled Chili Con
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
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
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
Anyone concerned about an illness or an allergic reaction should contact a
"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.