Texas firm recalls 35,168 lbs. of beef taquitos

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Consumer complaints identified some products contained pieces of rubber and plastic.
 

WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced March 24 that Lampasas, Texas-based Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is recalling approximately 35,168 lbs. of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials – specifically rubber with plastic.

The problem was discovered when Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. received two consumer complaints of foreign material in its ready-to-eat beef taquitos on March 14 and March 21. The foreign materials were pieces of rubber with white plastic that was found to come from the plant’s processing equipment.

The frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito items, which were shipped to retail locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming, were produced on Dec. 30, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 60-oz. plastic bags inside of a corrugated carton labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS Crispy and Crunchy,” with case codes 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C, 3366365D and a Best By date of December 30, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. M-5590” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

 

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