On April 7, Mexicantown Wholesale announced a voluntary recall of its Pan Nuez products. This was because the said product may have undeclared pecan chips, which are considered to be pathogens. Included in the recall are some specific lots of Magdalena, Yoyo, Pan de Maiz, and Tacos de PanDanes products. These may also contain an undeclared allergen, specifically milk. In addition, these recalled products also contain FD&C yellow no. 5 and wheat, which may cause mild allergic rections.
The said products are packed in clear, plastic retail bags, with each pack containing 3 to 4 pieces. The UPC codes are as follows:
Pan Nuez – 95640 00172; Pan de Maiz – 95640 00026; Yoyo – 95640 00148
Magdalena – 95640 00142; Tacos De PanDanes – 95649 00186
A Plainly printed Mexicantown label can be found on each of the retail packs. These recalled products were manufactured between June 27, 2010 to December 28, 2010.
Common food ingredients like milk, nut and wheat can trigger allergy attacks to people who are very sensitive to it. For those that have a weak immunity or a pre-existing condition, an allergy attack can lead to a more serious health risk. Thus, it is important that food allergens be listed on the packaging if it is part of the ingredients. This will serve as a precautionary measure to protect the consumers from unnecessary harm.
Currently, no health related incidents were reported. The said products have been distributed in different retail stores in the state of Michigan.
People who bought the said Mexicantown recalled products can return it to the store and get a refund. They may also contact Mexicantown Wholesale at 313 894 2000, extension 105. The company will be able to assist them from Monday until Friday, 9 AM until 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.