Massive recall issued for frozen beef, chicken taquitos for salmonella, listeria concerns

Ivan Schwartz
October 23, 2018

The United State Department of Agriculture announced the recall of approximately 2,490,593 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat taquitos that may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

The nationwide recall affects products that were made between July 1 and October 10 of this year, according to the website.

The items were shipped to Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Jersey.

The company found the diced onions used in the beef and cheese taquitos were potentially plagued by listeria monocytogenes and salmonella.

According to the USDA, no one has reported adverse reactions after eating these products, but anyone who may be anxious an injury or illness is directed to contact a healthcare provider. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Eating food contaminated with salmonella may lead to abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever, with illnesses lasting between four and seven days.

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While most people recover from salmonellosis without treatment, some people can be hospitalized due to severe diarrhea. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Anyone who has purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Anyone with questions can call the Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

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