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55,000 pounds of frozen El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled due to plastic pieces

Posted at 7:48 AM, Dec 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Wednesday announced the recall of 55,0000 pounds of breakfast burritos that might contain plastic pieces.

According to the recall, at least three consumers reported finding "white, semi-rigid" plastic pieces in El Monterey burritos.

Product details:

  • 3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. "EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE"
  • "Best if Used By" date of 01/15/2021
  • Lot code of 19288
  • "EST 45694" printed on the value pack bag and the individual wrappings

FSIS classifies this recall as a high health risk, "here is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences," according to their classifications.

If you have this product in your freezer, FSIS says throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.


Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Ruiz Foods Products Inc., Consumer Line at 800-772-6474.

For more information, click here.

This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa.