I worked here for over 3 yrs. and I noticed a lot of gross things about the tortillas made here. First of all in the flour plant there is a Siloh that feeds the flour making machinery. It is cleaned only once a year. There are filters in the siloh that filter out all the contamination like trash, insects, and worms before these contaminants enter the machinery. This makes it nice for the naked eye. You can't see what was in the flour before it turned into a tortilla. It's like dumping a turd in your food and then removing it.
One out of every 20 pallets, is inspected for Quality Control. Every pallet contains about 1,000 packages of tortillas. There are so many things found on the tortilla packages. Chewed gum, insects, pubic hairs, dirt, coins, pieces of wood chips, etc. Pople in the food making process are just slapped in the hand and asked to be careful. I've seen many times in the packaging, that packages slip and the tortillas fall on the dirty floor. People just pick them up, dust em', and finish packing them. This is so gross! Most people go to the restrooms and since they are timed, they don't wash their hands properly. I actually saw a few people scratch their privates while handling and packaging the tortillas. I guess this gives tortillas their special taste.
When product is expired in large quantities and it gets returned to the warehouse, it is inspected for moss. If the food hasn't turned green, they just repackage and change the expiration date on the package, and resend them out to the convenient stores here locally. What a way to save food cost! The two plants and warehouse are infested with bugs and rodents. At least they are doing something about it though. They have about 50 rat traps in each plant. I wanted to bring this up because I thought it was gross. I stopped eating tortillas in general because of this. Especially when I found out that most of our local food businesses are supplied by Mission Foods tortillas. Mission Foods also makes tortillas for Albertson, Best Buy, Taco Bell, and other places I wasn't ablet to discover.
I just want to bring the word out and let people judge them selves everytime they open a package of these tortillas. If they have weird colors, its not part of the deal. If there are black spots on your tortillas, they are not burnt, they just fell to the ground. They don't always get picked up within the 5 second rule. If this doesn't gross you out and stop you from eating these gross tortillas, then at least check them before you eat them.
El Paso, Texas