Recall Issued for Frozen Breakfast Burritos Over Plastic Contamination Concerns
HealthMimi Nguyen Ly

Ruiz Food Products, a U.S. producer of frozen food and snack products, is recalling more than 55,000 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that were shipped to stores across the country.

There are concerns that they may have “extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic” in them, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Tuesday.

Ruiz Food’s South Carolina establishment notified FSIS of three complaints from consumers that reported white pieces of semi-rigid plastic found in the breakfast burrito products, which were produced on Oct. 15.

“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,” announced FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries related to the products, according to the FSIS. However, anyone who is concerned should contact a doctor, the agency said.

The product subject to recall is the 3.38-pound Value Pack, which contains 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 product has the establishment number “EST 45694” printed on the value pack bag and the individual wrappings, next to the lot code.

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Ruiz Food Products Inc. is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen breakfast burrito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the FSIS announced Dec. 10, 2019. (FSIS)
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Ruiz Food Products Inc. is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen breakfast burrito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the FSIS announced Dec. 10, 2019. (FSIS)
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Ruiz Food Products Inc. is recalling approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen breakfast burrito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the FSIS announced Dec. 10, 2019. (FSIS)

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