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This date is the last day we guarantee our products to meet our high standards for taste and quality.

It is the code date we use to identify the plant that produced the product, the expiration date of the product, and the production line and time.  This information helps us for traceability purposes.

Yes.  All wheat flour tortillas and wraps contain wheat.  Mission® products do not contain any of the following ingredients: peanuts, crustacean, fish, or tree nuts.  Ingredients for each product can be found on the Products page (click on desired product for nutrition information). 

We have three products containing milk ingredients: Mission® Cheddar Cheese Flavored Dip, Mission® Salsa con Queso, and Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip.

The following products contain soy ingredients: Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip, Mission® Tri-Color Tortilla Chips, and Mission® 95% Fat Free Flour Tortillas. 

Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip contains eggs.

Mission® corn products are produced with 100% corn masa flour; wheat ingredients are not added to the formulation.  These products include corn tortillas, corn tortilla chips, taco shells, and tostadas.  These products are produced in plants that also process wheat tortillas.

No. Mission corn tortillas do not contain wheat, rye, barley, or oat ingredients.

No, our corn production lines are dedicated to corn products only.  Wheat flour tortillas are produced on dedicated lines.

There are no wheat ingredients or incidental wheat present in the products or on the lines that produce corn products.

All Mission® plants have strict food safety programs in place, including a very comprehensive Allergen Control Program.

There is MSG in the following products: Mission® Cheddar Cheese Flavored Dip, Mission® Salsa con Queso, Mission® Chicharrones, and Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip.  

The only products that are animal-derived are Mission® Cheddar Cheese Flavored Dip, Mission® Salsa con Queso, Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip, Mission® Soft Taco Life Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas, and Mission® Chicharrones.

Preservatives help protect the flavor and the freshness of our products.  We use only the minimum amount of preservatives necessary to deliver a quality product with the necessary shelf life.

Partially hydrogenated oil is not used as a primary oil in the products manufactured by Mission®. It may be present in some specialty formulas or as a subcomponent in an ingredient used in specific formulas.  If partially hydrogenated oil is present in a formula, it will be declared as such in the ingredient statement.

Mission® flour tortillas declare 0g trans fats on the packaging and the ingredients list “hydrogenated oil”.  Is it really 0g trans fats?

Food manufacturers are allowed to list the amount of trans fat with less than 0.5 grams (½g) as 0 (zero) on the nutrition facts panel.  As a result, consumers may see a few products that list 0 grams trans fat on the label, while the ingredient list will have “shortening”, “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil”, or “hydrogenated vegetable oil” listed.  This means the food contains very small amounts (less than 0.5g) of trans fat per serving. (Reference: FDA FAQ).

In order to produce wheat flour tortillas and wraps with 0 grams of trans fats, we at Mission® use a blend of fully hydrogenated soybean oil plus soybean oil, which allows us to label products with 0 grams of trans fats per serving. 

Most of our products are kosher.  Look for the kosher symbol on our packaging.  The following products are kosher: Mission® corn tortillas, Mission® flour tortillas, Mission® wraps, Mission® taco shells, and Mission® tortilla chips.  The following products are not kosher: Mission® Chicharrones, Mission® salsas and dips, and taco shell dinner kits.

Yes.  Food manufacturers are allowed to list the amount of trans fat with less than 0.5 grams (½g) as 0 (zero) on the nutrition facts panel.  As a result, consumers may see a few products that list 0 grams trans fat on the label, while the ingredient list will have “shortening”, “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil”, or “hydrogenated vegetable oil” listed.  This means the food contains very small amounts (less than 0.5g) of trans fat per serving. (Reference: FDA FAQ).  

For nutrition facts and ingredients, please visit the Products page and click on desired product for nutrition information.   

Yes, most packaging is recyclable.  Most of the plastic bags used for Mission® corn and flour tortillas and wraps are recyclable #4. 

Wraps are a sandwich with a twist; they are typically larger than a regular flour tortilla and come in a variety of flavors.  Good for appetizers and party snacks.

The difference is only in the diameter.  A burrito is approximately 10”, a soft taco is about 8,” and the fajita is about 6”.

We have the nutritional information for selected recipes.  Please check the recipe page and ‘Click to See Nutritional Information’. 

No, we are sorry, we currently do not have recipes available by mail.

The shelf life of Mission® products varies depending on their formulation and storage conditions.  The following is the typical shelf life of Mission® products stored at ambient temperature (unopened package): Flour tortillas: 16 - 45 days*; Wraps: 60 days; Corn tortillas: 25 - 45 days*; Tortilla chips: 60 days; Taco shells: 180 days; Tostadas: 60 days; Chicharrones: 90 days; Cheddar Cheese Flavored Dip and Salsa con Queso: 9 months; Chunky salsas: 12 months; Guacamole Flavored Dip: 15 months.

* For selected markets, the product is kept refrigerated at all times.  Under these conditions, the shelf life of flour and corn tortillas is 60 - 90 days.

The tortillas can be left at ambient temperature and should be good until the date printed on the package.

Not necessarily.  The tortillas will last at ambient temperature until the date printed on the package.  If they are placed in the refrigerator until they are ready to be used, they will last longer.  The shelf life in the refrigerator varies depending on the conditions the product was stored in prior to placing them in a refrigerated container.

Yes.  If the product was in the refrigerated section at the store, they have a refrigerated code date printed on the package.  If the product is not kept in the refrigerator after purchase, it may grow mold before its expiration date, depending on humidity and other ambient factors.

It depends on the handling conditions the product was exposed to.  If you are not going to consume the whole package after opening it, wash your hands, remove the tortillas you will need, and tightly close the package.  The product should be good until the expiration date printed on the package.

Yes, it is okay to freeze corn tortillas.  It is very important that you let them thaw in the refrigerator for a day or two before using them.  Corn tortillas should not be thawed in the microwave.

Yes, it is okay to freeze flour tortillas.  It is very important that you let them thaw in the refrigerator for a day or two before using them.  Flour tortillas should not be thawed in the microwave.