2M pounds of frozen taquitos recalled due to Salmonella and Listeria risk

Marco Green
October 23, 2018

Over 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria, according to the USDA.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall of approximately 2,490,593 pounds of the product by Ruiz Food Products, of Denison, Texas on Friday. The recalled products, produced by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., were stocked at Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter, a supermarket chain primarily in the southeast. The items were shipped nationwide.

The frozen taquitos also have establishment numbers "17523A or P-17523A" and "45694 or P-45694" in the USDA mark of inspection.

"We have received no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of these products to date and this voluntary recall is being issued as a precautionary measure for the safety of consumers".

Customers who bought the taquitos are advised to throw them out or return them to the store.

Bigger picture: Bakkavor Foods discovered the hazard on October 16 when supplier McCain Foods USA recalled onions because of contamination concerns, Fortune reports. Listeriosis can cause diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

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