TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Meat that was produced without first being federally inspected is the reason for the recall of 915 pounds of beef tamale products from the Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company, LLC, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
According to the release the problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from these products, and anyone concerned about a reaction should contact their doctor.
Tucson Tamale issued a statement about the recall, to read it click here.
The recalled items were produced on various dates from Aug. 11, 2016 to Sept. 13, 2016 and include the following:
- 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 products also bear the establishment number "EST. M45860" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These tamales were distributed to the company's restaurants in Arizona, and were sold to customers either in the restaurants, without packaging, in foil 'to go' containers or with the original packaging insert. Anyone who has purchased these tamales should not to eat them. Officials urge them to throw the product out or return it to where it was purchased.
For more on the recall click here.