The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced a recall for more than 55,000 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat Ruiz Food Products, Inc. El Monterey breakfast burritos due to a possible foreign matter contamination concern. Representatives from Ruiz Food Products, Inc. did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

If you have this product, read on for important recall information.

photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Recalled Product Description: El Monterey Breakfast Burritos

The current recall includes the 3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. EL MONTEREY Signature burrito egg, sausage and cheese not ready-to-eat breakfast burritos. The recalled products include the establishment number “EST 45694,” the lot code 19288 and the “Best If Used By” date of Jan. 15, 2021.

Why the Breakfast Burritos Were Recalled

The FSIS initiated the recall after Ruiz Food Products was notified that three consumers found pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic in the burritos. As of now there are no reported illnesses or injuries due to the recalled products.

How to Tell If Your Breakfast Burritos Were Recalled

Look for the establishment number “EST 45694” on the value pack bag or the individual wrappings. The lot code 19288 is located next to the establishment number. The products, which were produced on Oct. 15, 2019, have a “Best If Used By” date of Jan. 15, 2021.

What Consumers Can Do

If you have this product, don’t eat it. Throw the burritos away or return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions can contact Ruiz Foods Products at 800-772-6474.

—Erica Loop



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