Pasco Processing LLC has recalled Corn and Poblano peppers intended for Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant locations in California, Nevada, and Arizona. The company, based in Pasco, WA, recalled 2,087 cases of 20 pound bulk packaged Corn and Poblano peppers, (SKU 10071179017738) for possible Listeria contamination.
Pasco Processing transferred the peppers to the J.R. Simplot Company for distribution. The recalled peppers were labeled as:
“Corn and Poblano Blend; 10071179 017738; 20 lbs. Net Wt.; Distributed by J. R. Simplot Co., Boise, Idaho 83707”
The recall extends only to products coded 3901741007 and 3901751007 sold to two foodservice distributors in California and one in Arizona and then further distributed to Chipotle.
No illnesses have been associated with the recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Chipotle, one of the country’s best known fast-casual restaurant chains, said all the recalled product it has received were removed from its locations and quarantined for destruction. None of the production time periods found to contain Listeria monocytogenes were delivered to restaurants.
A positive result for Listeria was returned in routine testing conducted by the company. Pasco Processing, LLC and Chipotle are collaborating closely with the investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).