The New Jersey products liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Parsippany-based B&G Foods, manufacturers of several brand-name grocery items, have announced a voluntary recall of certain Ortega-brand taco products due to the possibility of the presence of peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.
There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals who do not have an allergy to peanuts or almonds, the company assured in a release on its website.
The recall, announced last week after the company consulted with the Food and Drug Administration, includes certain product lines including Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products.
The company tied the recall to spice ingredients purchased from a third-party supplier that contain peanuts and almonds and are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. B&G terminated its relationship with that supplier and is receiving these ingredients from other sources in anticipation of resuming production shortly.
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