We have not recovered from peanuts yet, and now we have tortillas making folks sick. So far, it is only the flour tortillas and the rest of the products will continue to be produced. Federal Officials are suing the factory in court. Wisconsin and Massachusetts were the 2 states named with individuals getting sick from the product. We really need those quality checking “servers” over the web to start checking this and help the existing FDA agents out a bit. With every consumable factory sending in batch numbers to state the drugs or food items are within tolerance, it will make a much better check and balance system, technology can help. BD
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials sued a Chicago food company Friday, alleging unsanitary conditions in producing flour tortillas that were linked to sicknesses in schoolchildren.
Del Rey Tortilleria Inc. immediately agreed to a consent decree under which it will stop making flour tortillas pending Food and Drug Administration approval of its safety program.
Among other things, Del Rey Tortilleria must hire two FDA-approved safety experts. The company will continue to manufacture tostadas, fried tortilla chips and masa, or corn flour.