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Ruiz Foods recalls over 50,000 lbs. of frozen breakfast burritos

Ruiz Foods recalls over 50,000 lbs. of frozen breakfast burritos

Ruiz Foods is recalling 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with non-food material.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Thursday.

The frozen cook and serve breakfast burritos were produced on March 3, 2018.

The product recall ed is the 3.38-lb. plastic wrapped packages containing 12 Count, 4.5-ounce individually wrapped frozen “El Monterey Signature Burritos, Egg, Sausage, Cheese & Potato” with lot code 18062 and 18063, and a best if used date of 3/3/2019 or 3/4/2019.

The package also has the number “EST. 17523A” on the back of the packaging and 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.

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

FSIS is concerned that some product may 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s consumer line at 800-772-6474. Members of the media with questions can contact Pat Summers, Communications Manager, at 559-285-1100.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem


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