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Health Alert Issued For Certain Chicken And Pork Tamale Products

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for Tucson Tamale Wholesale Co.'s certain ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and pork tamale products, as they contain an ingredient which is recalled by the FDA, FSIS said in a release.

The problem was discovered by Tucson when they found pieces of hard plastic in the cans of diced tomatoes in puree, an ingredient of their chicken and pork tamale products. Tucson procured this from their ingredient supplier, who later initiated a recall of the diced tomatoes in puree with the FDA.

The hard plastic can pose a choking hazard or may cause damage to teeth or gums.

The particular chicken and pork tamale items with establishment number "EST. 45860" were produced between October 22, 2020 and November 9, 2020, and have been shipped to distributors across the country.

The details of the products concerned with public health alert include: cases containing eight individually packed tamales with the labels "TUCSON TAMALE GREEN CHILE CHICKEN TAMALE" or "TUCSON TAMALE Green Chile Chicken Tamales" with lot codes F20296 and F20309 and sell by dates of 10/23/22 and 11/05/22;

Cases containing six packages with two tamales each of "TUCSON TAMALE GREEN CHILE CHICKEN TAMALES" with lot codes F20309 and F20296 and sell by dates of 10/23/22 and 11/05/22.

More product details can be found here.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions by consuming these products, FSIS stated.

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