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Salmonella and Listeria linked to latest frozen taquito recall

Around 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos have been recalled by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., due to the possibility that the products may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The recalled taquitos, distributed nationwide, were produced from July 1 through October 10, 2018, and include the following products:

  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard case containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped In A Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.

It was stated by the USDA that the products subject to recall have establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection.

“The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018, when Ruiz Food Products, Inc. received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos were being recalled by their supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.”

The USDA also says that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions as of yet, but if anyone is concerned about illness or injury they should contact their doctor.

It is advised by the USDA to throw away any products included in this recall right away or return the product to the purchase place.

To contact the Ruiz Food Products, Inc. for more information about the issued recall, their Consumer Hotline is 1-800-772-6474.


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