2.5 Million Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella and Listeria Risks
Onions used in Ruiz’s beef and cheese taquitos might be contaminated.
On October 16, 2018, the supplier of Ruiz Food Products decided to recall onions that it fears might contain the bacteria Salmonella and Listeria.
Following the notification of the recall from their supplier, the Texas-based manufacturer recalled nearly 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on October 19, 2018.
The products in question have the manufacturing dates ranging from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. Below is the list of products subject to recall:
- 5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
- 5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
- 5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.
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According to federal officials, they are investigating products with the establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694”. These products were shipped to several distributors across the country, said the officials.
Salmonella causes a foodborne illness, Salmonellosis. Typical symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. The symptoms usually develop within 12 to 72 hours of exposure to the bacteria and last four to seven days.
Listeria causes an infection called Listeriosis. Common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and muscle aches. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, it can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, premature labor, and fatal illness in newborn.
Though the FSIS has not yet received any reports of illness linked to the consumption of recalled products, it has urged consumers not to eat these products rather return them to the store of purchase or throw them away. If you have any questions regarding the recall or recalled products, you may call the Ruiz Food Products Inc. consumer hotline at 1-800-772-6474.