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More Than 246,000 Pounds Of El Monterey Burritos Are Being Recalled Because They May Contain Small Rocks

Yikes! Here's the list of recalled items.

If you’ve purchased frozen breakfast burritos from your grocery store recently, check your freezer. Ruiz Foods is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of El Monterey egg, potato, bacon and cheese sauce breakfast wraps because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says the problem was discovered on June 14 when Ruiz Foods advised FSIS that three consumers complained of foreign matter in their products. The company received a report of a potential injury associated with the consumption of the product, but FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness.

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FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers, so they’re urging anyone who may have bought them to check their freezer. If you do have them, do not eat them. Instead, throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The recalled items were produced on Jan. 7, 2019 and Jan. 18, 2019. They have “best if used by” dates of Jan. 17, 2020 and Jan. 18, 2020 and lot codes 19017 and 19018. They also bear establishment number EST. 17523A on the back of the package. The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Take a look at the labels below:

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The FSIS lists all current recalls on their website, which at this time includes a handful of other food-related issues, many due to no inspection or undeclared allergies. Tyson Foods Inc., Perdue Foods LLC and Johnsonville, LLC, however, also have open recalls for some of their products that also contain possible foreign matter.

FSIS is continuing to investigate the source of the foreign material in the El Monterey burritos, but if you have questions about the recall, you can contact Ruiz Foods’ Consumer Line at 1-800-772-6474. If you have consumed the product already and are concerned about an injury or illness, contact a healthcare provider.