Plastic Contamination Worry Prompts Burrito Recall in US

Ruiz Foods is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with extraneous material, according to the Distributed in 3.38-lb. retail packs under the El Monterey Signature brand, the 12-count egg, sausage, cheese and potato-filled burritos were produced on March 3 at the Mexican food specialty company’s plant in Denison, Texas.

burrito recallProducts subject to recall were shipped to grocery stores and other retail outlets across the USA. They bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” on the back of packaging and carry “Best By” dates of 3/3/2019 or 3/4/2019. Lot codes are 18062 and 18063.

The problem was discovered after Dinuba, California-headquartered Ruiz Foods received complaints from consumers who reported finding white, semi-rigid plastic pieces in the burritos. Thus far there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product.

FSIS is concerned that some packages may be in consumers’ home freezers. Persons who have purchased these products are urged not to eat them. The burritos should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.