La Autentica Foods of Hialeah, Fla. is recalling meat tamale products that may be adulterated with Listeria Monocytogenes. The recalled products were sold under the brand names Goya, La Milpa, and Quirch. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.
The heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable tamale in corn husk items were produced between Sept. 4, 2015 and April 26, 2016. They include: 20-oz. PLASTIC BAG packages containing four pieces of “TAMAL EN HOJA TAMAL IN CORN HUSK; 30-oz. PLASTIC BAG packages containing six pieces of “TAMAL CUBANO EN SU HOJA CUBAN TAMALE WRAPPED IN CORN HUSK WITH DICED PORK;” 20-oz. PLASTIC BAG packages containing four pieces of “TAMALES CUBANOS ESTILO CASERO CUBAN STYLE TAMELES WITH PORK;” 15.5-lb. BOX packages containing fifty pieces of “TAMALES WRAPPED IN CORN HUSK;” and 15.5-lb. BOX packages containing forty pieces of “TAMALES ESPECIAL WRAPPED IN CORN HUSK.”
The recalled products, which have the establishment number “EST. 11154” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to a retail and restaurant locations in Florida. At the time of the recall, here had been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the company.
However, symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.