Chicago Company Recalls Tamales

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    Illinois Department of Agriculture

    Though there have been no reports of anyone becoming sick, a Chicago company has voluntary recalled nearly 3,000 pounds of tamales because the facility in which they're produced has not been inspected by state officials.

    The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the recall of La Tia Tamales, made by Meca Foods,  on Thursday. The tamales are sold to brokers and restaurants throughout Chicago, officials said.

    The roughly 13,500 items affected include: Home Style Tamales in green pork, red pork and chicken varieties. They were produced between April 2011 and September of this year.

    The labels carry an "establishment number" of "EST. 699," however that establishment number does not belong to the company, according to the state.

    Anyone concerned they may have contracted a food-borne illness should contact their doctor.

    For more information about the recall, contact Meca Foods, at 6425 W. 63rd Street, in Chicago. Their phone number is 773-229-2281. The Illinois Department of Agriculture can be reached at 217-782-6684.