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La Guadalupana to Voluntary Recall Some of its Shelf Food Products from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana Stores
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2015 – Chicago, IL – La Guadalupana Wholesale, a long time Mexican food producer based in Chicago, has taken an important action to protect its consumers in the Midwest. “Today, April 8, 2015, we have issued a voluntary recall for our Hot Chicken, Hot Pork and Salsa Verde Vegan tamales sold throughout the Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana between January 16, 2015 and April 8, 2015” said the Alejandro Castro, Vice-President of La Guadalupana.
The measure came after finding the existence of the wrong corn starch in La Guadalupana’s Salsa Verde Sauce that includes Egg white powder, which could affect a small segment of the population allergic to this ingredient. “We want to make it clear that this incident occurred when the company which provides us with the corn starch sent us the wrong corn starch that includes Egg white powder” said Alejandro Castro.
Accordingly, our labels do not show that Egg white powder is in our Hot Chicken, Hot Pork and Salsa Verde Vegan tamales. “The inclusion of the egg white powder will only cause a health concern for those who are allergic to eggs. We do not want to take any chances.” concluded Alejandro Castro.
This recall only affects the Hot Chicken, Hot Pork and Salsa Verde Vegan Tamales, all other La Guadalupana products do not contain egg in it. We can assure you that our products are wholesome and clean. We can do this because of all the documentation that we do to assure this to our USDA inspector on a daily basis. Moreover, our last third party audit we scored a Superior rating, 98.46% out of 100%. All these records are open for review as well as our USDA factory if you may need to look over any additional support.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.