Watch out parents! This is a common snack a lot of households keep in their freezers, especially when they’ve got hungry kids or teens. Aijnomoto Windsor, Inc. has recalled 35,168 pounds of frozen beef taquitos over fears of plastic and rubber contamination.
The specific product the company is looking to remove is the boxes of Jose Ole Taquitos Beef Carne De Res in Corn Tortillas Crispy and Crunchy.
The alert was founded by consumers, that opened boxes and notices that there was contamination in them. After the company ran tests, they concluded that plastic and rubber did get into the beer product and was not safe for consumption.
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Consumers reportedly filed their complaints between March 14 to March 21. The possibly contaminated batch of products was manufactured on Dec. 30, 2016.
The recalled taquito products did not reach nationwide circulation, though the FSIS did report that they were shipped to locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.
So far, the Food and Drug Administration has received no reports of consumers having adverse health reactions from eating the recalled products.
The United States Department of Agriculture has classified the recall as Class 2, meaning there is a low probability that ingesting the product will result in adverse health reactions. A Class 1 recall means there is a significant likelihood that the product can cause serious health problems up to and including death, while the final category, Class 3, applies to situations in which ingesting the product will not lead to negative health issues.
The FSIS has informed consumers that they can find out if they possess any of the recalled products by checking for a case code of 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C or 3366365D. Recalled products can also be identified from their Dec. 30, 2017 expiration date or by the establishment number “Est. M-5590” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The FSIS advised consumers to avoid eating the recalled products and to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase.
Aijnomoto Windsor Inc. was responsible for two previous recall efforts issued on May 11, 2016 and May 17, 2016, according to the FDA and the FSIS. Both recall efforts were motivated by suspected contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, though no illnesses were reported as of the release or either recall notice.
The products in both of the aforementioned recall efforts were shipped to locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.