Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns
Nearly 2.5 million pounds of beef and chicken taquitos have been recalled nationwide over listeria and salmonella concerns.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services has issued a recall on over 2.4 million pounds of Ruiz Food Products, Inc ready-to-eat meat and chicken taquitos over concerns of contamination in the onion ingredient.
The taquitos, produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018, could be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes both of which cause serious stomach illnesses.
The packages affected by this recall are:
- 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
- 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
- 4.5-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.
All of the products have establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection and all were shipped to distributors nationwide.
No confirmed reports of illness in connection with this recall have been reported to date, but anyone who feels they may be affected should contact their health care provider.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea and in pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.