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Mex-tamale Foods recalls beef and pork tamales

The products contain sesame seeds, an allergen not declared on the label

Mex-tamale pork tamales product label
Photo source: USDA
Mex-tamale Foods of San Jose, Calif., is recalling approximately 20,759 pounds of pork and beef tamales.

The products contain sesame seeds, an allergen not declared on the label.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

The following items, produced from September 20, 2021, to October 14, 2021, are being recalled:

  • Bulk packages containing individually wrapped 6-oz pieces of fully cooked, not shelf stable of “MEX-TAMALES FOODS 6oz PORK TAMALES Wrapped In Inedible Corn Husk.”
  • Bulk packages containing individually wrapped 6-oz pieces of heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable of “MEX-TAMALES FOODS 6oz Beef TAMALES Wrapped In Inedible Corn Husk.”
  • Bulk packages containing individually wrapped 8-oz pieces of heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable of “MEX-TAMALES FOODS 8oz PORK TAMALES Wrapped In Inedible Corn Husk.”
  • Bulk packages containing individually wrapped 6-oz pieces of heat treated, not fully cooked, and not shelf stable of “MEX-TAMALES FOODS 6oz PORK TAMALES Wrapped In Inedible Corn Husk.”

The recalled products, bearing an establishment number that reads “EST. 45434” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were sold from retailers' deli counters in Northern California.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, they're being urged to discard or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (408) 580-7745.

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