Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
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Pork, chicken products shipped to New Jersey recalled

Pork, chicken products shipped to New Jersey recalled

More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat- taquitos are expected to be taken off of shelves for several health concerns.

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc, which has a firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, issued the recall of 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products sold under both the Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's brands.

The products recalled have "17523A or P-17523A" and "45694 or P-45694" in the USDA mark of inspection.

Ruiz Food is recalling certain variations of its El Monterey frozen taquitos for possibly containing salmonella and listeria.


There have been no confirmed reports of illness from customers eating the food. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider", the USDA news release stated.

Bigger picture: Bakkavor Foods discovered the hazard on October 16 when supplier McCain Foods USA recalled onions because of contamination concerns, Fortune reports. The items should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, federal food safety officials said.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Listeriosis can cause diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

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