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March 6,  200
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Texas Has Recalled Additional 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 an additional 104,000 pounds of canned Chili con Carne that contain undeclared ingredients and an undeclared allergen (oats). On Feb. 4 the company recalled approximately 1,060 pounds of canned Chili con Carne.

The products subject to the expanded recall are:

15-ounce cans of "el Rio, SOUTHWESTERN STYLE, ALL NATURAL, CHILI CON CARNE, NO BEANS." The products were produced on various days between Dec. 7, 2000 and April 19, 2002.
15-ounce cans of "el Rio, SOUTHWESTERN STYLE, ALL NATURAL, CHILI CON CARNE, WITH BEANS." The products were produced on various days between Sept. 28, 2000 and Sept. 16, 2002.
Each product bears the establishment number "EST. 13172" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The products were distributed to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

"We urge consumers who are allergic to oats to check their canned

goods for the recalled products," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "If they find any of the products listed above, then they should not eat them but return it to the point of purchase."

 
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