2007-11-22 / News

Company recalls flour tortillas

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to a nationwide recall of flour tortillas. Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, is recalling its flour tortilla products.

Included in the recall are flour tortillas of all sizes [White Flour Tortillas; Tortillas de Harina (6 inch); Burritos 2, 3, and 4; and Fajita 8" size] with the name "Del Rey" on the label, and with one of these Date Codes: OCT/17/07; OCT/20/07; OCT/24/ 07; NOV/04/07; NOV/10/07; or NOV/11/07.

Illinois state officials believe there is a connection between the tortillas and recent illnesses in Racine, Wisconsin, schools, in which students experienced vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. People who have eaten these products and experience symptoms of this type, should consult a health professional.

Illinois state officials do not believe the problem involves microbial contamination. Del Rey is not certain that its products caused the reported symptoms, but is recalling the products nevertheless as a precaution while its investigation continues.

This recall does not affect any other Del Rey products. The flour tortillas were distributed nationwide through food distributors and grocery stores.

Consumers should immediately re- turn any product that is subject to this recall to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Marcy Toledo, General Manager, at 773 637-8900.

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