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Houston Company Issues Recall of Flour Tortillas

La Espiga de Oro, Inc. is recalling its Fiesta brand Flour Burrito Tortillas. This product is packaged in 12 count bags with a UPC code of 51022 00060 and the packages bear dates of 30, 2009 through December 20, 2009. The recalled products fail to list whey as an ingredient, which is a milk product that can be an allergen to certain people.

Milk allergies are a common food allergy triggered by one or more of the proteins found in milk. Some of the systems affected by reaction to milk allergens include:

  • Gastrointestinal – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach ache
  • Dermatological – hives, rashes, and itching skin
  • Respiratory – wheezing, shortness of breath, and respiratory arrest

The primary defense of people suffering from any food allergy is avoidance. They rely on accurate ingredient labels to know what foods to avoid. When food labels do not properly list allergenic ingredients, these people may inadvertently consume something dangerous.

The recall of the flour tortillas was initiated by the discovery that the labels did not indicate the presence of whey. Apparently, the production and packaging department of La Espiga De Oro, Inc. made this critical mistake, resulting in this voluntary recall of this potentially dangerous product. So far, no illnesses are reported. Consumers may call the company at 713-861-4200 to find out more information.

If you or a loved one suffered an allergic reaction to this product, you may be eligible to seek monetary damages from the responsible party. To find out more about the legal options available to injured persons, please contact the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP.

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