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United Natural Foods, Inc. Announces Updated Information For Recall
Related to Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas Due to Possible
Health Risk

 

Contact:
Consumer:
Lisa Madsen
401-528-8634

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 17, 2011 – United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced a correction to its previously announced recall of selected types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas, specifically to correct the previously stated date code of 12 7 11 to the revised date code of 11 6 11.  United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling this product dated 11 6 11 because it has 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

As previously announced, Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas were distributed to the Safeway and Pak N Save stores in California listed below.   Our previous notification, with date code of “12 7 11” was incorrect, and product with this date code is safe to consume. The revised date code, which is on a white sticker applied to the packaging, reads “11 6 11.”   These date codes sold at other retail outlets have not been affected because the products were not exposed to a lack of refrigeration controls.

SAFEWAY #11101546 N MAINSALINASCA
SAFEWAY #28402010 FREEDOM BLVD          WATSONVILLECA
PAK N SAVE #3116   2255 GELLERT BLVDS SAN FRANCISCOCA
PAK N SAVE #31253889 SAN PABLO AVEEMERYVILLECA

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.

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