La Espiga De Oro, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Whey in Flour Tortillas


November 30, 2009 – La Espiga de Oro, Inc. of Houston, Texas is recalling Fiesta brand Flour Burrito Tortillas in 12 count packages, because they may contain undeclared whey (milk allergen). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product was distributed through Fiesta Marts in Houston, Texas in plastic wrap packages labeled Fiesta 12 Flour Burrito Tortillas. The packages have the UPC code 51022 00060, and the recall includes tortilla packages labeled with a date of November 30, 2009 through December 20, 2009.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing whey was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of whey. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a packaging identification error in the company’s production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased Fiesta 12 Flour Burrito Tortillas are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 713-861-4200. Monday through Friday, 8:00am thru 5:00pm CST.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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