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Recall: El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled due to possible plastic pieces

Posted December 11, 2019 7:44 a.m. EST
Updated December 11, 2019 3:55 p.m. EST

EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE (photo courtesy fsis.usda.gov)

Over 55,000 pounds of frozen El Monterey breakfast burritos have been recalled due to the possible presence of plastic pieces.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and this is a serious Class I recall.

The recall from Ruiz Food Products Inc. includes frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage, and cheese, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recall notice.

The recalled breakfast burrito products were produced on October 15, 2019 and include the following:

3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. “EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE” with a “Best if Used By” date of 01/15/2021 and a lot code of 19288.

The establishment number on the product is “EST 45694” and it is printed on the value pack bag and the individual wrappings, next to the lot code.

There have been at least three consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the product. There have not been any confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products at the time of the recall.

According to the recall, "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. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. "

See the full recall at www.fsis.usda.gov.

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