Nearly 2.5 Million Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns
If you’ve got a freezer packed full of quick to grab and heat foods, foods such as frozen taquitos, you might want to dig through your stash and check the box your taquitos came in to make sure they’re not part of a massive recall involving possible Salmonella and Listeria contamination.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, nearly 2.5 million pounds of taquitos sold across the nation are being recalled by Ruiz Food Products, Inc. because there’s a chance they could be tainted with salmonella and listeria.
According to the USDA, on October 16, 2018, Riuz Food Products, Inc. was alerted to the problem when they realized that diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos were actually being recalled by their supplier. The recalled diced onions were pulled over Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.
The taquitos involved in the recall were processed by Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Between July 1st and October 10th of 2018. The recall includes these products:
1. 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos "Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos" with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
2. 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.
3. 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 product was shipped to stores all around the country and according to the USDA, they include the numbers "17523A or P-17523A" and "45694 or P-45694" in the USDA mark of inspection.
While there aren’t any confirmed cases of people getting sick from eating the recalled taquitos, you should still clear them out of your freezer and return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. If you’ve eaten any of the recalled taquitos and don’t feel well, you should seek out a medical professional right away.