USDA: 2.5 million frozen taquitos recalled due to salmonella, listeria concerns

(WVLT/KSNB) -- Ruiz Food Products, Inc. is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of frozen taquitos due to possible salmonella and listeria contamination, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors nationwide.

The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018 when Ruiz Food products, Inc. received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos was being recalled by their supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

Listeriosis infection can also cause fever and diarrhea along with muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion and convulsions.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

THE USDA said the taquitos should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.