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Barcel Announces Voluntary Recall

For More Information:
David Margulies
Elizabeth Watters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 16, 2010 - Irving, Texas - Barcel was notified by one of its suppliers that a seasoning used in Barcel Tostachos contains hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., which has voluntarily recalled several lots of this ingredient because of potential Salmonella exposure.

In response, Barcel announced today that it is voluntarily recalling:

Authorized Item for RecallUnit UPC CodeLot #
Tostachos 3.17 oz074323 04358 7AUG1110,

Lot numbers are located on the front of the product packaging in the upper right corner.

No other Barcel products are involved in this recall.

At this time, no illnesses associated with this contamination have been reported to the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased this product can contact Barcel at (800) 354 3372 from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.


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