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2.4 million pounds of taquitos recalled nationwide due to potential salmonella contamination

Posted: 1:40 PM, Oct 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-21 17:22:42Z

Texas-based Ruiz Food Products, Inc. is recalling approximately 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The ready-to-eat taquitos were produced July 1-October 10.

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.            

The problem was discovered October 16 when Ruiz Food products received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos were being recalled by their supplier due to listeria monocytogenes and salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.