H-E-B recalls tortillas; expands other recall to include casserole, gumbo

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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This photo shows an H.E.B. grocery store in the 5200 block of Buffalo Speedway

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- H-E-B is voluntarily recalling tortillas and expanding an existing recall on select foods containing a specific spice.

The tortilla products affected include:

H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 12 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier

H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 30 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier

H-E-B says it detected Tuesday the possible presence of foreign material in the tortillas during quality assurance product reviews at its manufacturing facility. No illnesses have been reported.

"There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness at this time. H-E-B is asking customers that may have purchased the impacted product to return it to their H-E-B store for a full refund," the company wrote in a prepared statement.

The grocer also is expanding its voluntary recall on select items containing seasoning provided by Southern Style Spice. It now includes H-E-B Texas Ranch Casserole and H-E-B Gumbo. That recall was issued due to undeclared peanut allergens in the spice blend ingredient components possibly used for these specific items.

"H-E-B takes every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores," said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity. "These voluntary recalls have been issued in an abundance of caution to maintain the highest standards of food safety for our customers."

Any product purchased from the lists above should be returned to any H-E-B store for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.