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Public Health Alert for Poultry and Meat Products Containing FDA-Regulated Corn Starch

By Food Safety Tech Staff
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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for select La Guadalupana Foods, Inc. poultry and meat products, which contain an FDA-regulated corn starch that has been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, specifically milk.

FSIS issued the public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed. The FSIS announcement notes that additional products may be added, as it is likely that additional meat and poultry products will be affected by the corn starch.

The list of products subject to the public health alert are available here. The tamales were shipped to warehouse, distributor and retail locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. However, if other products are added, additional states might be affected.

FSIS and FDA are working together to determine the extent of the distribution of the corn starch to other establishments. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS urges consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them and either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.