Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 15, 2007 23:10 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Health Hazard Alert - Certain Del Rey Tortilla Products May Cause Illness

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Del Rey tortilla products listed below because they may cause illness.

The following Del Rey products bearing date codes of OCT/17/07, OCT/20/07, OCT/24/07, NOV/04/07, NOV/10/07, NOV/11/07 are affected by this alert:



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Product UPC
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Tortillas de Harina Fajita Size 052771 20003 5
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Tortillas de Harina 6" 052771 20001 1
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Burritos #2 052771 40001 5
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Burritos #3 052771 00001 7
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Burritos #3 1/2 052771 50001 7
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Burritos #4 052771 50002 9
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These products have been distributed in Ontario.

The importer is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The manufacturer, Del Rey Tortilleria Inc., Chicago, IL, initiated a recall of these products in the USA after Illinois state officials determined that they were connected to illness outbreaks in three Wisconsin schools. All of the children experienced flu-like symptoms including vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. Microbial contamination is not suspected and US officials are continuing their investigation to determine the cause of the illnesses.

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4112
    www.cfia-acia.agr.ca