Over 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos were recalled across the country due to a potential Salmonella and Listeria contamination.
Ruiz Food Products, Inc. of Denison, Texas recalled 2,490,593 pounds of its beef and chicken taquitos. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Oct. 19.
This is a Class I recall, meaning there is a “reasonable probability” that consuming the taquitos could cause adverse health consequences.
In the middle of the month on Oct. 16, Ruiz Food received a notification from its onion supplier over concerns of contamination. The concerned company supplies Ruiz Food with diced onions for production of its beef and cheese taquitos.
So far there have been no adverse reactions or reports from consumers. However, Ruiz Food promptly issued a recall to be proactive and protect the health of consumers. The taquitos were shipped to distributors nationwide.
- 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.
The taquitos in this recall bear establishment numbers “17523A” or “P-17523A” and “45694” or “P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection.
Salmonella and Listeria can cause severe health complications, in particular with pregnant women, young children, elderly persons, or those with compromised immune systems. If you suspect you became ill from eating the recalled products, you are urged to contact a healthcare provider as soon as possible.