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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Circle Foods Recalls Beef Tamales

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2007 - Circle Foods, LLC., a Chula Vista, Calif., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,750 pounds of frozen beef tamales that may contain pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label | PDF]
  • Cartons of 10 individually wrapped 5-ounce tamales "Tortilla land BEEF TAMALES, Traditional Corn Husk Wrap, All Natural."

Each carton also bears the establishment number "EST. 17417" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a "use by" date of "110308."

The products were produced on Nov. 3, and were distributed to Costco stores in the Los Angeles, Calif., area.

The problem was discovered by the company after their equipment detected pieces of metal in the product that is subject to recall. No injuries have been reported at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Quality Assurance Director Omar Houry at (619) 507-3379. Media with questions about the recall should contact Vice President of Operations Eric Brenk at (619) 263-8000.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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