Recall Alert: Frozen Burritos Recalled Due To Listeria

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Frozen burritos made by the Menu Del Sol brand that have 11 months of shelf life left, are under recall. The recall comes after tests showed positive results for Listeria monocytogenes.

Multi-national Sigma Alimentos Congelados produced the burritos and posted the recall notice late Friday night with the Food and Drug Administration. The frozen bean and cheese burrito two-packs have been distributed to retailers in California and Nevada.

“The potential contamination was found as a result of routine product testing and the recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution,” says the recall notice.

Consumers are reminded to fully cook frozen food products according to package instructions. Consumers who have purchased Menu Del Sol frozen beans and cheese burritos with the (specified) lot number and best by date are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the consumer hotline at 800-706-8289.”

The best-by date on the recalled burritos is March 1, 2018, therefore officials are concerned that people may have the potentially contaminated products in their homes.

The recalled burritos can be identified by looking for the following information on the wrappers:

– Menu Del Sol brand frozen “Beans and Cheese” burritos;
– 2-pound twin-packs;
– Lot number C3018;
– Date code “BEST BY MAR01 18” and
– UPC number 45230-05601.

No illnesses had been reported to date, however, it can take up to 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop after exposure. The Company is warning that anyone who has eaten any of the recalled burritos and developed symptoms should monitor themselves and seek medical attention immediately and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Listeria.

Symptoms of exposure include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Healthy people may have mild, short-term symptoms, however, children, the elderly, pregnant women and anyone with a low immune system is at his risk of serious and possibly fatal infections.

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