Denver-based Journey Cuisine has recalled 28,000 pounds of frozen burritos and wraps because of the potential for L. monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week.
The frozen pork and chicken items were produced between Sept. 11 and Oct. 26 for some King Soopers grocery stores and United Airlines flights out of Denver International Airport. The following 8-pound cases of 16 burritos are subject to recall (view labels):
- “KING Soopers BACON BREAKFAST BURRITO” with “Sell By” dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18
- “KING Soopers CARNITAS POTATO BURRITO (Burrito Carnitas Caliente)” with “Sell By” dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- “KING Soopers CHICKEN QUESO BURRITO” with “Sell By” dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- “KING Soopers SPICY SAUSAGE BURRITO (Burrito Spicy Breakfast)” with “Sell By” dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
The products subject to recall have establishment number “EST. 19822” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Journey Cuisine notified the FSIS on Oct. 30 that its Burrito Carnitas Caliente had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes during the company’s product testing. After a review of the ingredients, the company determined that four additional products may be affected.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. 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.
Listeriosis has many symptoms
Eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects the elderly, people with suppressed immune systems, pregnant women, and newborns. Listeriosis can cause numerous symptoms:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- loss of balance
- diarrhea, which can worsen and produce convulsions.
L. monocytogenes contamination dangerous to pregnancies
Listeria can spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. When this happens in pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
People in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell their health-care provider about eating contaminated food.
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