800,000 pounds of meat recalled from Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter

Daniel Fowler
October 23, 2018

More than two million pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos are being recalled for possible salmonella and listeria contamination.

The foods included in the massive recall are listed below and were produced from July 1 to October 10, 2018.

The recalled products will feature one of the following establishment numbers inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture recall announcement, the issue concerns the onions used by Ruiz Food Products Inc.in their beef and cheese taquitos.

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Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

USDA officials wrote that eating food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems and pregnant women and their newborns.

Consumers with these products in their refrigerator or freezer should toss them out or return them to the store for a full refund. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, according to the news release. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

Those with questions are directed to the FSIS safety hotline or Ruiz Food Products Inc. hotline.

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