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What Food Item Has Been Recalled?

People purchase and use items that have been purchased every day. We expect the products that we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and sometimes the products pose a potential risk to our health and safety. When this happens, it is common for the producer of the product to issue a recall to help inform consumers of the potential risks or hazards associated with the product. Recently, a popular breakfast food has been recalled.

Ruiz Food Products Inc. announced that it was issuing a recall for over 55,000 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos. The recall comes after the discovery that the burritos may contain pieces of plastic. The recall was announced on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The burritos included in the recall contain eggs, sausage and cheese and are called El Monterey Signature Burritos. The recalled burritos were sold in value packs, which contain 12 individually wrapped burritos. The burritos have a best if used by date of January 15, 2021 and a lot code of 19288. Additionally, the products have an establishment number 45694 printed on the packaging.

The potential plastic contamination was discovered after three consumers notified the company that they have discovered pieces or white, semi-rigid plastic in the burritos. The company subsequently notified theUnited States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service of the complaints. Fortunately, there have not been any confirmed reports of injury resulting from consumption of the burritos.

If you own any of the burritos included in the recall, you should not consume them. Instead the burritos should either be thrown out or returned to the place where they were purchased. Additionally, anyone who is concerned about injury or illness from consumption of one of the recalled burritos is encouraged to contact a health care provider.


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