Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 15, 2014 00:06 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen): Ortega and Las Palmas Brand Taco Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Peanut and Almond

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2014) -

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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.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been sold in other provinces and territories.

Recalled products

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

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.

Reactions

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

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Contact Information

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