La Placita Wheat Snacks Recall

Wheat snacks recalled due to possible Salmonella

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Wheat Snacks distributed by La Placita Botanas Mexicanas in California are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. of South El Monte, California is recalling Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

“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”, and “Anillos michoacanos con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00351-6” were distributed primarily in Southern California through retail stores. These products are packaged in clear plastic bags with a label sticker containing the product name and UPC code. No production codes, best-by-date, or use-by-date are found on these products (future products not affected by this recall will have production codes).

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This potential contamination was discovered during sampling of our bulk ingredients by representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during an inspection of our manufacturing facility. La Placita Botanas Mexicans, Inc. is working closely with the FDA and our suppliers to identify the cause of this problem.

Consumers who have purchased “Doraditas con chile”, “Chinacos con chile”, “Chicharrines duranguenses con chile”, “Palitos tapatios con chile”, and “Anillos michoacanos con chile” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Placita at 626-452-0883, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.