Massive recall of taquitos due to salmonella and listeria concerns

Gladys Abbott
October 23, 2018

Almost 800,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products have been recalled due to a potential contamination of salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the USDA announced Sunday.

-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.

The products under recall were produced from September 27, 2017 through October 15, 2018, meaning they could be bought as recently as this month or may be lurking in the back of your freezer.

"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". "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider", the USDA news release stated. Severe cases may require hospitalization but most patients typically recover on their own.

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Why?: The USDA says the meat was recalled due to contamination of salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Customers who purchased these products are urged by the FSIS not to eat them. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Eating Listeria-contaminated foods can cause listeriosis, which causes fever, muscles aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions as well as diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Anyone with questions can call the Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

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