Green Chile Concepts, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served prepared hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines, and retail locations because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a company news release Saturday.
The affected product was distributed in packages of 12 units per master case under the following labels and codes with a master case production date between March 8 and May 10, 2017, and individual item codes with Julian dates between 17067 and 17130.
The product was distributed to distributors, convenience stores and vending machines nationwide.
This recall does not affect any other varieties of Green Chile Food Company brand burritos or bulk products.
The company has not received any complaints in relation to these products and is not aware of any illnesses associated with these products to date.
The recall was a result of regulatory agency testing which had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, The company has ceased distribution of the affected product and the company is working in close cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue investigating the cause of this issue.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
Consumers who purchased the product are urged not to consume this product and dispose of it. Consumers requiring refunds or with questions may contact the company at (800) 695-0843 or to leave us your information and comments, please visit www.burritorecall.com.
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