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Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company recalls ready-to-eat beef tamales

Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 21:42:57-04

The Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company is recalling approximately 915 pounds of beef tamale products that contain meat produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced in a release today.

The recall includes ready-to-eat tamale items that were produced on various dates between August 11 and September 13.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Red Chile Beef Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/11/2016, 8/15/2016, 8/22/2016, 8/31/2016 and 9/13/2016, and with case and package codes 2016224, 2016228, 2016235, 2016244 and 2016257.
  • Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Chipotle Beef Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/16/2016, 9/1/2016 and 9/2/2016, and with case and package codes 2016229, 2016245 and 2016246.
  • Bulk boxes containing 10- or 11-oz packages of two “Tucson Tamale Chipotle Beef & Cheese Tamales,” with packaging dates of 8/16/2016, 8/25/2016, 8/29/2016 and 9/2/2016, and with case and package codes 2016229, 2016238, 2016242 and 2016246.

Recalled items have "EST. M45860" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

These recalled tamales were distributed to the firm's restaurants in Arizona and were sold to consumers either in restaurants (without packaging), in foil “to-go” containers or with the original packaging intact.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products according to the FSIS.

Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Tucson Tamale Company released a statement that you can read here: https://tucsontamale.com/statement/