San Francisco-based Homestead Pasta Company pulled approximately 144,633 pounds of frozen meat and poultry tamale products from stores because they contain an unlisted allergen.
The products contain whey, a known dairy allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Products were produced from April 2010 to January 2011 and shipped for retail sales in Oregon and Washington and both institutional and retail sales in California. According to the USDA, the recall includes products sold in cases under the names of Garibaldi Beef Tamale, Garibaldi Turkey Tamale, Golden West Traditional Beef Tamale with Sauce in Husk, Golden West Traditional Turkey Tamale with Sauce in Husk, Casper Homestead Pasta Company Beef Tamale and Casper Homestead Pasta Company Chicken Tamale. Individual packages are marked with the establishment number "P-4994" or "EST. 4994" inside the USDA mark of inspection.