Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., a Lampasas, TX, establishment, late Friday recalled more than 35,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito products that consumers have said are contaminated rubber and plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The frozen ready-to-eat beef taquito items were produced on Dec. 30, 2016. Subject to the recall are:
- 60-oz. plastic bags inside of a corrugated carton labeled as “José Olé brand “TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS Crispy and Crunchy,” with case codes 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C, 3366365D and a Best By date of Dec. 30, 2017.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. M-5590” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. learned it had a problem when it received two consumer complaints of foreign material in its ready-to-eat beef products on March 14 and 21. The foreign materials were pieces of rubber with white plastic that originated from the establishment’s processing equipment.
Neither the company or FSIS have received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
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