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California Firm Recalls Chicken Tamales Due To Mislabeling

Diana's Mexican Food Products, Inc. a Lawndale, Ca. establishment, is recalling approximately 41,670 pounds of chicken tamales because they contain an undeclared allergen, whey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Whey is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 15 lb. boxes of "Diana's Central Meat Market Chicken Tamales (wrapped in rice paper)", with each box containing 48 5 oz. tamales.

Each package bears the establishment number "P-4158" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The tamales were produced between February 2010 and Dec. 2, 2010, and were distributed to restaurants in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers, including restaurants, of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Sam Magana at (562) 404-3098.

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