If you're someone who loves eating microwave burritos, then you might want to check your freezer immediately. The United States Department of Agriculture announced that over 246,000lbs, or 123 tons, of El Monterey breakfast burritos have been recalled due to the chance that they may contain small rocks.
Ruiz Foods Products Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen egg, potato, bacon and cheese wrap items were produced on Jan. 17, 2019 and Jan. 18, 2019. The following product is subject to recall:
- 8-Pack family size film packages containing “EL MONTEREY EGG, POTATO, BACON & CHEESE SAUCE BREAKFAST WRAPS” with “Best if Used By” dates of 01/17/2020 and 01/18/2020 and lot codes 19017 and 19018.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” on the back of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on June 14, 2019, when Ruiz Foods advised FSIS of three consumer complaints regarding foreign material in the wrap products. The firm continues to investigate the source of the foreign material.
The company received a report of a potential injury associated with the consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
This recall is listed as a class 1 recall, which means it's a high risk situation. The USDA deems a class one recall as "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
As of yet, there have not been any reports of consumers experiencing the effects of the recall, but FSIS still wants people to be vigilant and check their freezers for the contaminated products.
These are the labels of the contaminated products, provided by the USDA on their website.