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El Monterey Signature Burritos front of package. Source: FSIS

Recall: El Monterey egg, sausage, cheese breakfast burritos

Approximately 55,013 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat breakfast burrito products containing eggs, sausage and cheese that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, are being recalled according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Products being recalled are sold as 3.38-lb. Value Packs, containing 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 products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 45694” printed on the value pack bag and the individual wrappings, next to the lot code. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

El Monterey Signature Burritos back of package. Source: FSIS
El Monterey Signature Burritos back of package. Source: FSIS
El Monterey Signature Burritos individual product package. Source: FSIS
El Monterey Signature Burritos individual product package. Source: FSIS

The problem was discovered when the manufacturer, Ruiz Food Products Inc., of Florence, South Carolina, notified FSIS of three consumer complaints involving pieces of white, semi-rigid plastic found in the product.

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There have been no confirmed reports of injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS officials say they are concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and to either throw them away or return to the place of purchase.

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