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DOWNEY (CBSLA.com) — Customers waited in line outside of a market in Downey Wednesday to receive refunds for a bad batch of tamales that sickened many on Christmas.

CBS2’s Joy Benedict reported a handful people showed up to Amapola Market & Deli around 4:30 a.m. in order hold their spot in line.

On Monday, many customers waited in line for hours while employees issued refunds.

The store temporarily ran out of cash, being that it was a holiday, and was closed for business on Tuesday.

The company says the bad batch of masa stems from a problem with a 120,000 pound supply of corn that the store purchased from a longtime vendor.

The store provided a full refund to any customer who showed their receipt.

Customers who no longer have a receipt will be required to fill out a form, which will then be evaluated on case-by-case basis.

Comments (2)
  1. Come on don’t Bull$hit me…..not all those people bought tamales from there. Was the line that long when they sold them? No way in hell. Look at all these scamsters trying to drain a local.business.

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