Ruiz Food Products, of Denison, Texas, recalled approximately 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat Go Go Taquitos on October 19.
The problem is that the diced onions used to make their beef and cheese taquitos were recalled by their supplier due to possible Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella contamination.
There have been no confirmed reports of food poisoning illnesses due to consumption of these products, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement.
The recalled 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 recalled taquitos are marked with establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors nationwide.
Eating food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.