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Nearly 2.5 million pounds of taquitos recalled over contamination concerns

Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 14:31:51-04

Ruiz food Products Inc. is recalling about 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos that may be tainted with Salmonella and Listeria.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the problem was discovered on Oct. 16 when the manufacturer received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their taquitos were being recalled due to contamination concerns.

The ready-to-eat taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018, and were shipped to distributors nationwide.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 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 recall taquitos are labeled with  establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection.

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.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.