May 15, 2009
Los Corrales, a Houston meat company, is recalling all of its dried chorizo produced since January because the company did not document that the chorizo had been properly cooked.
The Texas Department of State Health Services believes the recalled product was distributed to stores in Dallas, Houston and parts of East Texas. The dried chorizo is sold in retail stores in 4-ounce clear plastic packages labeled with the company name. The recall volume is unclear at this time.
DSHS discovered the documentation error during a routine inspection of the facility. Improperly cooked meat products can cause foodborne illness in humans. DSHS is not aware of any illnesses associated with the recalled product.
Consumers who have the product should not eat it and should destroy it.
More information is available from the company by calling (713) 928-3669.
(News Media Contact: Carrie Williams, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.)