Chicken tamales are being recalled for an undeclared allergen, which could make consumers ill if they eat them.
Diana’s Mexican Food Products is recalling approximately 41,700 pounds of the tamales that could contain an undeclared allergen, whey.
The products subject to recall include:
* 15 lb. boxes of “Diana’s Central Meat Market Chicken Tamales (wrapped in rice paper)”, with each box containing 48 5 oz. tamales.
“Each package bears the establishment number “P-4158″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The tamales were produced between February 2010 and Dec. 2, 2010, and were distributed to restaurants in California,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture .
The whey was discovered by the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service during a routine inspection, and was caught before anyone fell ill.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I’m glad to hear there have been no adverse reactions of food poisoning reported from the recalled food yet. I advise anyone with friends or family members with a whey allergen to throw out the product or return it for a full refund.