Don't eat the burritos. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on December 10, 2019, that certain El Monterey breakfast burritos are unsafe for human consumption. Reports were filed by three consumers who found rigid pieces of plastic in their frozen burritos. The recall affects around 55,000 pounds of food products produced by Ruiz Food Products, Inc. The recalled burritos are specific to the 3.38-lb. Value Pack of 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. “EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE” with a “Best if Used By” date of 01/15/2021 and a lot code of 19288. The contaminated breakfast burritos were produced on October 15th and packaging will bear the marking “EST 45694” next to the affected lot code (19288).

If you have these burritos in your freezer you are advised to throw them away or return them to the store where you purchased them. Do not test your luck and try to eat them. The recall is ranked as a Class 1 recall, meaning 'This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.' Consumption of the contaminated burritos is considered a high health risk.

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