Chicago-Based Tortilla Co. Recalls Product After Illnesses

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      RACINE, Wis. — Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc. is recalling several

      products after health officials in Wisconsin suspected a link between

      flour tortillas and an outbreak of illness at three schools.

      The Chicago-based company told the state of Wisconsin it will

      voluntarily recall the products as a precaution while the Food and

      Drug Administration continues to investigate. But the company is

      still not sure its products caused the reported symptoms, said Marcy

      Toledo, Del Rey’s general manager.

      “We’re testing the product and looking to see where this is coming

      from,” Toledo told The Journal Times in Racine. “We haven’t received

      any complaints yet about illnesses.”

      She did not return a message left by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

      More than 80 students at three schools in Racine reported flu-like

      symptoms earlier this month that included vomiting, according to

      health officials. The Racine Unified School District closed two

      middle schools and an elementary school for one day for disinfection.

      Health officials in Wisconsin said Friday they suspected soft flour

      tortillas may be responsible for the outbreak.

      An exact cause of the outbreak has still not been found. State health

      officials said Del Rey made the flour tortillas served at the three

      Racine schools were illnesses were reported.

      Del Rey recalled some tortillas last year consumers complained of

      stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and headaches, according to

      the fda.

      the products in question were distributed nationwide through food

      distributors and grocery stores. del rey has not specified states

      involved in the recall, beyond illinois and wisconsin. consumers

      should immediately return any product that is subject to the recall

      to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or replacement.

      the recall includes flour tortillas of all sizes: white flour

      tortillas, six-inch tortillas de harina, burritos two, three and four-

      inch and eight-inch fajita, with the name “del rey” on the label and

      with one of these date codes: oct/17/07; OCT/20/07; OCT/24/07;

      NOV/04/07; NOV/10/07; or NOV/11/07.

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