January 24, 2020

El Monterey Burritos Recalled For Foreign Material Contamination

Ruiz Foods of Florence, South Carolina is recalling about 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready to eat El Monterey Burritos because they may be contaminated with foreign material, more specifically pieces of plastic, which can pose a choking hazard. There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse events due to the consumption of this product.

The egg, sausage, and cheese burritos were produced on October 15, 2019. The recalled product is 3.38 pound Value Pack, each containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-ounce El Monterey Signature Burrito Egg, Sausage & Cheese. The product has a best if used by date of 01/15/2021 on the package and a lot code of 19288. The recalled burritos have the establishment code of “EST 45694” printed on the value pack bag and also on the individual wrappings, next to the lot code. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that they had received three consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the burritos. If you purchased El Monterey Burritos, do not eat it. Throw it away in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

FSIs is concerned that some of this product may be in consumers’ freezers. Check your freezer to see if you have any. And FSIS is conducting retail effectiveness checks to ensure that the company is notifying customers about this recall, and that the product is not available for consumers to purchase. ┬áIf a retail distribution list is available, FSIS will publish it on their web site.

El Monterey Burritos Recalled For Foreign Material Contamination

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