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H-E-B Issues a Voluntary Precautionary Recall on Specific H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas Due to the Possible Presence of Foreign Material

ALSO EXPANDS SOUTHERN STYLE SPICE RECALL ON CERTAIN ITEMS FOR UNDECLARED PEANUT ALLERGEN

Contact:
Consumer:
210-938-8357
or
1-800-432-3113

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 13, 2015 — SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall specifically for the H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas due to the possible presence of foreign material. There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall.

H-E-B discovered the issue on January 13, 2015 during quality assurance product reviews at our manufacturing facility. This recall is specific to only the 12 count and 30 count packages of H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas with a Best Buy Date of January 22, 2015 and earlier. No other H-E-B tortilla products are impacted by this voluntary precautionary recall.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness at this time. H-E-B is asking customers that may have purchased the impacted product to return it to their H-E-B store for a full refund.

The affected products include:

  • H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 12 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier
  • H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 30 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier

Expanded Southern Style Spice Recall

As an update to the voluntary and precautionary recall for select items containing seasoning provided by Southern Style Spice, H-E-B is expanding the recall to include H-E-B Texas Ranch Casserole and H-E-B Gumbo due to undeclared peanut allergens in the spice blend ingredient components possibly used for these specific items. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time.

The affected products include:

  • Retail packed H-E-B Texas Ranch Casserole purchased from an H-E-B Deli on, or before, January 13, 2015 with a scan code beginning with 279075 or 279108
  • Retail packed H-E-B Gumbo purchased from an H-E-B Deli on, or before, January 13, 2015 with a scan code beginning with 27909

“H-E-B takes every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity. ”These voluntary recalls have been issued in an abundance of caution to maintain the highest standards of food safety for our customers.”

Any product purchased from the lists above should be returned to any H-E-B store for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.

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