Congressional and Public Affairs
Brittany C. Woodland
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2015 – Mama Lina’s Inc., a San Diego, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,754 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The beef, chicken, sweet wine beef and chipotle chicken empanada items were produced on August 31, 2015 and September 29, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 330- lb. (approximately) cases and bags containing pieces of “CHIPOTLE CHICKEN EMPANADA.”
- 322.13-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of “BEEF EMPANADA.”
- 1095-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of “CHICKEN EMPANADA.”
- 7.13-lb. (approximately) bag containing pieces of “SWEET WINE BEEF EMPANADA.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2012” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail location San Diego, CA.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection. The beef empanadas and chicken empanadas were found in the establishment’s freezer and did not have the marks of FSIS inspection. The products had a “deli” sticker and labels indicating that the products are manufactured by another entity, which leases part of the facility from Mama Lina’s.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)