La Placita Botanas Mexicanas recalls snacks with Chile due to possible Salmonella contamination

By on Jan 11, 2011 in Food, Health, United States Comments

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas recalls snacks with chile due to possible Salmonella contamination, as announced by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday.

According to its press release dated January 7, 2011, La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. of South El Monte, California voluntarily recalls three products due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products include Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile, which were said to have been distributed in Southern California through retail stores.

Apparently, the possibility of the products being contaminated with Salmonella was discovered by FDA during an inspection of the company’s facility recently, although no related incidents have been reported as of this writing.

La Placita emphasized however, that these products have no production codes, best-by-date, or use-by-date, while future products which are not affected by this recall will then have production codes.

Below is the list of affected products, along with their UPC codes that can be seen on the sticker outside the clear plastic bag package.

Doraditas con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00011-9

Chinacos con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00121-5

Chicharrines duranguenses con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00261-8

Palitos tapatios con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00251-9

Anillos michoacanos con chile – UPC: 7-90274 00351-6

Meanwhile, FDA strongly suggests that consumers who may have bought these products to return them to where they were purchased and ask for a full refund.

For additional information of this recall, consumers are being advised to call La Placita at 626-452-0883, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Below are some of the photos of the recalled packaged products, taken from FDA website.



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