El Monterey Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recall [US]

El Monterey Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Florence, South Carolina establishment, recalls an estimated 55,013 pounds of El Monterey branded Frozen, Not Ready-To-Eat (“NRTE”) Breakfast Burrito products containing Eggs, Sausage and Cheese from the American marketplace due to suspected plastic 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/58N230q1hCM

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-119-2019-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Breakfast Burrito products were produced on October 15, 2019 and are subject to this recall:

  • El Monterey Signature Burrito Egg, Sausage & Cheese, sold in 3.38-pound pound value pack plastic bags, each containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-ounce with a best-if-used-by date of 01/15/2021 and a batch/lot code of 19288.

==> 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 Breakfast Burrito products subject to recall bear 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 US nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) of three (3) consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the product. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Breakfast Burrito products identified above.

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.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Breakfast Burrito products, 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 properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and/or GI tract laceration damage.

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

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company at Ruiz Food Products toll-free at 1-800-772-6474 during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Members of the working press/media can contact Pat Summers, Ruiz Foods Products Media Relations, at 1-559-285-1100.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Plastic Fragment contamination, please search for “plastic” or more generically, “fragment” 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.


More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-119-2019
Recalls Direct RIN: 12401-2019
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