More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The recall includes meat and poultry taquitos produced between July 1 and Oct. 10, 2018, by Ruiz Food Products. The affected products are 4.5-pound cases of Go-Go Taquitos in “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos,” “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” and “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla.” The items were shipped nationwide. The recall is related to onions that are contaminated.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness from customers eating the food. The taquitos should either be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased. Ruiz Food was notified on Oct. 16, 2018, that the diced onions used in the taquitos were being recalled by their supplier because of possible contamination.
The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. 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 products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors nationwide.
There are concerns that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Pat Summers, Media Relations, at (559) 285-1100. Consumers may contact the Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Consumer Hotline at 1-800-772-6474.