El Monterey Breakfast Wrap Recall [US]

El Monterey Breakfast Wrap Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Ruiz Foods Products Inc., a Denison, Texas establishment, recalls an estimated 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (“NRTE”) El Monterey branded Egg, Potato, Bacon & Cheese Sauce Breakfast Wrap products due to suspected risk of rock fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/nJwK30oXt7D

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-069-2019-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports these Frozen Egg, Potato, Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Wrap products were produced on January 17, 2019 and January 18, 2019. are subject to this recall:

  • El Monterey Egg, Potato, Bacon & Cheese Sauce Breakfast Wraps, sold in eight (8)-pack family size with a best-if-used-by dates of 01/17/2020 and 01/18/2020 and lot codes 19017 and 19018

==> 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 Breakfast Wrap products can be found on the Web site above.

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

The problem was discovered on June 14, 2019, when Ruiz Foods advised US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) of three (3) consumer complaints regarding foreign material in the Wrap products. The firm continues to investigate the source of the foreign rock material. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Breakfast Wrap identified above.

In general, if rock 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.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Breakfast Wraps, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle internal lacerations.

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

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Ruiz Foods’ Consumer Line at 1-800-772-6474. Members of working press/media can contact Pat Summers, Public Relations Consultant for Ruiz Foods at 1-559-285-1100.

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the El Monterey brand, please search for “El Monterey” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-069-2019
Recalls Direct RIN: 11638-2019
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