EAGLE PASS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following statement was issued by El Yucateco and Padilla Import Sales and Marketing regarding the UNLV Hot Sauce Evaluation Report:
The health and safety of our employees and our customers are our highest priorities. El Yucateco and Padilla Import Sales and Marketing (our U.S. sales and marketing partner) care deeply about our customers, and we would never make or sell a product that we knew could create any health risks. El Yucateco and Padilla ISM have never had a product recall, and we comply with all laws and regulations in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of our products.
We want our customers to be aware that the UNLV study does not involve El Yucateco Achiote Paste, and we have requested a list from UNLV of all products that were involved in their study. There are literally hundreds of hot sauces sold in the US, both imported and domestically made. It is unclear why the UNLV research only included imported brands from Mexico and South America. It is also unclear how these brands were selected.
El Yucateco and Padilla ISM manufacturing and distribution facilities are an industry leader in safety and quality standards. While the UNLV study does not contend that any products we make or distribute pose any health risks, we nevertheless take the report very seriously. We are confident that our products are completely safe. In response to the UNLV study, we have voluntarily hired a leading independent environmental and food safety firm that is currently collecting samples and analyzing all aspects of our manufacturing operations. We will share results of that review once it is completed.
We will continue to review the UNLV study closely, as well as any other research that may be presented to us on the issue. We support the conclusion of the recent Journal of Environmental Science and Health article that additional research is needed, and we fully support any such efforts that may be implemented.
To our customers, your loyalty over the last 45 years, including the 20 years that we have imported our products into the United States, is greatly appreciated. You have trusted us to do the right thing, and we look forward to continuing to earn your trust. Additional information is available to our customers and retailers on Facebook at the El Yucateco Hot Sauce Official page.
YUCATECO SALSAS Y CONDIMENTOS, is a company created in 1968 by Mr. Priamo J. Gamboa, which started out as a small family business devoted to the production of homemade habanero pepper sauces. Today, we are a world-renowned company, pioneer in producing and exporting fiery habanero pepper sauces, as well as a variety of traditional Mexican products to the U.S., Europe, Asia and Oceania. In addition, we have a modern manufacturing facility and our own Habanero and Annatto fields, which are our main raw materials. The YUCATECO SALSAS Y CONDIMENTOS is a company committed to providing the highest quality products all made with the best ingredients, in order to guarantee your satisfaction. Padilla ISM is a professional sales and marketing company committed to importing and marketing quality Mexican brands in the USA. With over 30 years as a bi-cultural company, Padilla ISM brings a unique and intimate understanding of both the US Hispanic Culture and the growing impact it has to the US CPG industry. Padilla ISM delivers best in class process, logistics, brand and marketing strategies, driving sales growth for our clients and customers.