Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

2.5 million pounds of taquitos recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

2.5 million pounds of taquitos recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

The U.S. Drug Administration is recalling almost 2.5 million pounds of beef and chicken taquitos that might be tainted with the bacteria Salmonella and Listeria.

Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas, produced the taquitos from July 1 through October 10 and shipped them to retailers nationwide, according to a news release.

The 24-count packs of taquitos, which were shipped nationwide, have establishment numbers 45694, 17523A, P-17523A or P-45694 in the USDA mark of inspection.

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"We have received no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of these products to date and this voluntary recall is being issued as a precautionary measure for the safety of consumers". But the FSIS said people should not eat taquitos already purchased and to throw them away. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider", the USDA news release stated.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Anyone with the affected taquitos should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches, stiff neck, confusion and convulsions that are sometimes preceded by diarrhea, according to health officials.

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