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Here’s why the USDA announced a recall of over 6,200 pounds of Florida-made empanadas

Miami Herald - 9/25/2022

About 6,247 pounds of a Sarasota company’s frozen empanadas that went to stores around Florida have been recalled because the manufacturing facility hasn’t been federally inspected.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of Empanadas Valrico’s Steak Empanadas and Chicken Empanadas in 1.6-ounce and 4.6-ounce bags with Jan. 30, 2023 expiration dates Friday. According to the USDA recall notice, the Florida Department of Agriculture informed the USDA of the problem.

If you have these empanadas, return them to the store for a full refund or throw them in the garbage.

If you have questions, contact Empanadas Valrico owner Alfonso Bejarano at 813-408-0884 or

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