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United Natural Foods, Inc. Recalls Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas Due To Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 10, 2011 - United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The following product has been recalled:
GENTES FOODS 10 OZ GORDITA BLACK BEAN TORTILLAS UPC 618032102021
Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas were distributed to the Safeway and Pak N Save stores in California listed below. The date code is on a white sticker applied to the packaging that reads “12 7 11.” This date code sold at other retail outlets has not been affected.
1546 N MAIN
2010 FREEDOM BLVD
PAK N SAVE #3116
2255 GELLERT BLVD
S SAN FRANCISCO
PAK N SAVE #3125
3889 SAN PABLO AVE
Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas are packed as 6 tortillas in a vacuum packaged clear sleeve. The package is approximately 10oz in size and an orange label is on a clear wrapper with white lettering.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
These items have been recalled due to a lack of temperature control during the distribution process. UNFI inadvertently subjected the recall items to temperature ranges above those directed by the manufacturer.
Consumers who have purchased Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas from the stores listed above with the date code mentioned should not consume these products, and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Lisa Madsen of the Company at 1-401-528-8634, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.