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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Ortega and Las Palmas brand taco products recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Recall date:
November 14, 2014
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Peanut, Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
B&G Foods Canada, ULC, B. H. Kosher Products
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9482, 9484

Recall details

Ottawa, November 14, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on November 10, 2014 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Ortega and Las Palmas brand taco products from the marketplace because they contain peanut and almond which are not declared on the label. Consumers with an allergy to peanut or almond, food service establishments, retailers, and distributors should not consume, serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ortega Taco Dinner Kit 10 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00805 1
Ortega Taco Dinner Kit 16.7 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00818 1
Ortega Taco Seasoning 1.25 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00820 4
Ortega Taco Seasoning (3 Pack) 3.75 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00821 1
Ortega Taco Meat Seasoning (Foodservice) lb All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00860 0
Ortega Taco Meat Seasoning (Foodservice) oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 39000 00861 7
Ortega Taco Sauce - Mild oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 39000 00890 7
Ortega Taco Sauce - Hot oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 39000 00891 4
Ortega Soft Taco Dinner Kit 15.2 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 39000 01012 2
Ortega Taco Sauce - Medium oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 39000 01892 0
Ortega Taco Sauce - Mild 16 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 39000 01893 7
Ortega Taco Sauce - Medium 16 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 39000 01894 4
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Kit 9.15 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 00806 5
Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning 1.25 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 41501 00824 9
Ortega "Tacos for Two" Kit oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 00832 4
Ortega "Tacos for Two" Kit 144 g All best before dates from 15 MA 18 to 16 FE 10 inclusively 0 41501 00882 9
Ortega Green Taco Sauce - Mild oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 41501 00897 3
Ortega Enchilada Sauce oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 41501 00898 0
Ortega Green Taco Sauce - Mild 16 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 41501 00907 9
Ortega Whole Wheat Soft Taco Kit 13.6 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 01014 3
Ortega Grande Hard & Soft Taco Dinner Kit 21.3 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 01015 0
Ortega Whole Grain/Whole Wheat Hard & Soft Taco Kit 15.9 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 01058 7
Ortega Taco Sauce - Hot 16 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 41501 01895 8
Ortega Fiesta Flats Kit 9.8 oz All best before dates from May 18 2015 to Feb 10 2016 inclusively 0 41501 08351 2
Ortega Taco Sauce Packets (Foodservice) .33 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively None
Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Packet (3 Pack) 3.75 oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2016 to Nov 3 2016 inclusively 0 41501 79811 9
Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Packets (3 Pack) 106 g All best before dates from 16 FE 18 to 16 NO 03 inclusively 0 41501 79812 6
Las Palmas Taco Sauce (Mild) oz All best before dates from Feb 18 2017 to Nov 10 2017 inclusively 0 41501 79890 4
Las Palmas Taco Sauce (Mild) 226 g All best before dates from 17 FE 18 to 17 NO 10 inclusively 0 41501 79990 1

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to peanut or almond, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background

This recall was triggered by the CFIA's inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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