Burrito recall reminder issued

Published 2:49 pm Friday, January 24, 2020

On Dec. 10, 2019, Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, S.C. establishment, recalled approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage and cheese that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The agency is concerned that some of the products may still be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. The “Best if Used By” date is Jan. 15, 2021.

The frozen, NRTE breakfast burrito products were produced on October 15, 2019 and are packaged as 3.38-pound Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. “EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE.” The lot code is 19288.

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The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST 45694” printed on the value pack bag and the individual wrappings next to the lot code. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS of three consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.



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