September 27, 2020

Health Alert For Great Value Chicken Taquitos, Others For Foreign Material

The USDA is issuing a public health alert for ready to eat beef and chicken taquitos and chimichanga products including Great Value Chicken Tacquitos because they may contain foreign material, more specifically pieces of hard plastic. This poses a choking hazard and can cause damage to teeth and gums. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions received by the company to date in association with this recall.

These frozen RTE meat and poultry products were produced by Ajinomoto Foods North America in Lampasas, Texas and San Diego, California. The products are:

  • 19.2 ounce carton containing 16 pieces labeled as “Great Value Flour Chicken Taquitos Tortillas Stuffed with All White Chicken Meat & Monterey Jack Cheese” with a best if used by date of “11 JUL 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.
  • 20 ounce carton containing 20 pieces labeled as “CASA MAMITA BEEF TAQUITOS ROLLED IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “26 JUN 2021” and “EST 5590” on the side panel.
  • 22.5 ounce carton containing 15 pieces labeled as “CASA MAMITA CHICKEN AND CHEESE TAQUITOS ROLLED IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “26 JUN 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel
  • 15 ounce carton containing 15 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “08 JUL 2021” or “18 JUL 2021,” and “P5590” on the side panel.
  • 20 ounce carton containing 20 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “08 JUL 2021” and “EST 5590” on the side panel.
  • 22.5 ounce carton containing 15 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “09 JUL 2021,” “14 JUL 2021” or “17 JUL 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.
  • 55.5 ounce carton containing 37 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ VALUE PACK TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best if used by date of “15 JUL 2021” and “P5590” on the side panel.
  • 60 ounce carton containing 60 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best if used by date of “9 JUL 2021” or “10 JUL 2021,” and “EST 5590” on the side panel.
  • 5 ounce individual plastic bag containing “JOSÉ OLÉ CHIMICHANGAS LOADED BEEF NACHO” with a best by date of “15 JUL 2021” and “EST. 17417” printed on the label.

All of these products have the establishment numbers “EST. 5590,” “P5590,” or “EST. 17417” printed on the packaging above the expiration date. The products were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The plastic was in a barrel of diced green chiles received from their ingredients supplier, Sun Valley Foods.

You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. If you bought any of these products, don’t eat them. Throw them away in a secure garbage can or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Health Alert For Great Value Chicken Taquitos, Others For Foreign Material

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