April 14, 1998
Estrada Foods Burritos Recalled From Five States
BOULDER, CO (SafetyAlerts)
Estrada Foods Inc., a food processing firm, is voluntarily recalling about 9,220 packages
of burritos from five states, because theproduct may cause short-term illness that
includes nausea and vomiting. Subject to recall are all 22.8-oz packages of "Estrada
Foods, Inc. Green Chile Burritos,"containing 4 burritos (at 5.7 ounces each)
distributed last December by "World SHARE," a non-profit organization that
distributes food to needy families. "Est. 19273" appears inside theUSDA
inspection seal on the product label. The product code "029901" appears above
the brand name.
World SHARE distributed the burrito 4-packs
through its food programs in Colorado,Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
"Because of the potential hazard, we urge consumers to avoid eating the recalled
products," said Margaret Glavin, acting administrator of USDA's Food Safety and
InspectionService. "We urge consumers who may have purchased suspect product to
return it to the placeof purchase," Glavin said.
USDA learned of the problem when investigators
discovered that previous production of the product had been epidemiologically linked to
outbreaks of vomiting among students inschools in Kansas and Georgia.
Consumers with questions about the recall may
phone the toll-free USDA Meat andPoultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The Hotline can be
reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EasternTime) Monday through Friday.
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