Ruiz Food Products recalls 23,500 lbs. of tortilla products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall Dec. 21 of approximately 23,544 lbs. of beef and cheese tortilla products from Denison, Texas-based Ruiz Food Products Inc. The products may be contaminated with brittle clear plastic.

The beef and cheese tortilla products bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were produced on Nov. 18. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 4.5-lb. cases containing 24 pieces of “RANCHERO COOKED BEEF & CHEESE WRAPPED IN A BATTERED FLOUR TORTILLA,” with a production date of “16 323” and a product code of “86-390.”

The items were shipped to Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

The extraneous materials contamination was discovered after Ruiz Food Products received consumer complaints. However, there have been no confirmed reports of injury or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to USDA-FSIS.  

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