Green Chile Food to recall 252,854lb of meat and poultry burrito products


US-based Green Chile Food is set to recall about 252,854lb of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry frozen burrito products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The information was confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Green Chile produced the RTE products at its Las Cruces manufacturing facility in New Mexico, as well as packaged them on various dates between 8 March and 10 May.

The issue was identified by the FSIS inspection programme personnel (IPP) during a routine Listeria monocytogenes product sample of beef and potato burrito.

The products that are subject to recall bear establishment number ‘M-21740 or P-21740’ inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to institutions, retail stores and distribution centres in California, Illinois, Oregon and South Dakota.

"Green Chile produced the RTE products at its Las Cruces manufacturing facility in New Mexico, as well as packaged them on various dates between 8 March and 10 May."

The company said it has not received any confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of these products, which could lead to serious infection in older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

Listeriosis can also cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Green Chile Food urged consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them, and return to the place of purchase.


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