El Monterey Signature Burrito Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: El Monterey Signature Burrito Recall [US]Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas establishment, recalls an estimated 50,706 pounds of Frozen Breakfast Burritos due to suspected plastic fragment contamination and consequential risk of oral damage, choking, ingestion, and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/sbKN30khwot

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-042-2018-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Burritos are subject to this recall:

  • El Monterey Signature Burritos, Egg, Sausage, Cheese & Potato, sold in 3.38-pound plastic wrapped packages containing 12 count, 4.5-ounce individually wrapped frozen Burritos with a batch/lot code 18062 and 18063, and a best-if-used date of 3/3/2019 or 3/4/2019

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled foods can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” on the back of the packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from consumers who reported finding white, semi-rigid plastic pieces in the product.

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Frozen Breakfast Burritos, please search for “Frozen Breakfast Burritos” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company’s consumer line at 1-800-772-6474.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Plastic Fragment contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., please search for “Ruiz Food” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-042-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 10245-2018
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