2.4 Million Pounds Of Taquitos Recalled For Major Health Risks


Year after year there are many foods recalled and recently there has been another announcement.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says ready-to-eat taquitos have a nationwide recall.

There are over 2.4 million pounds of food that are affected in this recent recall.

The tainted taquitos are made by the Ruiz Foods brand during the months of July 1 through October 10.

Contaminations of both salmonella and listeria have prompted this recall.

Salmonella can cause symptoms that include: diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

These symptoms usually pass in a few days, they can hang around for up to 7 days and sometimes result in hospitalization.

Listeria is another form of bacteria, causing weakness and muscle aches, but mainly infects pregnant women, older people, and people with weakened immune systems.

Ruiz’s supplier, McCain Foods, indicted the contamination concerns on the diced onions that are used in the preparation of both chicken and beef taquitos.

Here is a list of  specific packages of taquitos made by Ruiz to be on the lookout for:

– 4.5lbs cardboard cases of 24 Go-Go “Beef and Cheese Taquitos” with code 86183 printed on the label.
– 4.5lbs cardboard cases of 24 Go-Go ‘Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos’ with code 86006 printed on the label.
– 4.5lbs cardboard cases of 24 Go-Go ‘Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in a Battered Flour Tortilla’ Taquitos with code 86019 printed on the label.

Customers can also check for these numbers on the USDA inspection marks of their taquito boxes:
– 17523A
– P-17523A
– 45694
– P45694

Do you have any of these taquitos?

This is a nationwide recall, all shoppers coast to coast should check the packages in their freezers. The taquitos should be thrown away, or returned to the store that sold them.

Anyone concerned about illnesses caused by these taquitos should contact their healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions can call Ruiz Foods at 800-772-6474 for more information.

Be sure to check your freezer and keep your family safe!


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