El Chavito, Inc. Recalls Saladitos Dried Salted Plums and Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums with Chili Because of Possible Health Risk - 2/8/22
Company Announcement Date:
February 03, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
February 03, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
potential to be contaminated with lead
EL CHAVITO, INC.
Saladitos Dried Salted Plums and Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums With Chili
EL CHAVITO, INC. of San Diego, CA is recalling all lots of Saladitos Dried Salted Plums and Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums With Chili because it has the potential to be contaminated with lead. This recall does not impact any other El Chavito brand products.
Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water. Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.
Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of lead that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning. A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. Lead poising in children can cause: learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.
The affected product was distributed nationwide through distributors to retail stores, and online orders on El Chavito website from 01/09/2019 to 02/02/2022.
The impacted Saladitos Dried Salted Plums and Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums with Chili products are identified below.
|Item Description||UPC||Batch/Lot||Best By Date|
|El Chavito® Saladitos Dried Salted Plums, net wt. 1.7 oz||859470006049||All||All|
|El Chavito® Saladitos Dried Salted Plums, net wt. 1.7 oz||850013297221||All||All|
|El Chavito® Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums w/Chili, net wt. 1.7 oz||859470006070||All||All|
There have been no reports of illnesses to date.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health Food & Drug Branch.
El Chavito, Inc. will work with distributors and retailers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.
Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to dispose of it or return to place of purchase for refund. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions can contact El Chavito via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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