Arturo Javier Solano Andalón, president of Grupos Unidos de Industriales de la Masa y la Tortilla del Estado de Jalisco, reported that "pirate" tortillas have been detected in Durango, Coahuila and Sinaloa.
The piracy of tortillas is due to the increase in the price of inputs. Some people who lower the food quality take advantage of this.
Tortilla manufacturers make traditional tortillas in established tortilla factories. It is possible to know that they have all the permits and respect the quality standards in the elaboration of food.
These pirate tortillas contain more maize than corn.
Currently, there is a project to modify NOM-187, which regulates the elaboration of tortillas so that tortillerías are obliged to inform consumers about the ingredients they use to prepare their tortillas.
These "pirate" tortillas are not sold in established tortillerías but distributed in restaurants and food stands. The danger of these tortillas is that they are not made with the same quality and may even contain water that is not potable, thus posing a health risk.