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Recalls Just Announced For Over 10,000 Pounds of Frozen Burritos

Make sure to check your freezers!

Last week, organic foods producer Nature's Path recalled two types of frozen waffles that may have been contaminated with an undeclared allergen. Now, yet another popular item from your freezer aisle is being pulled from shelves. 

Don Miguel Foods, a company that produces frozen burritos, breakfast burritos, mini tacos, and other frozen Mexican foods, just recalled more than 10,000 pounds of its carne asada burritos. The reason? Those ready-to-eat meals may have been contaminated with Listeria.

According to the recall announcement posted on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website, laboratory testing showed that the product may have been contaminated with the bacteria. The FSIS was subsequently alerted that some of the affected burritos were distributed for retail.

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The potentially contaminated burritos were all produced on Sept. 27, per the recall announcement. Kroger and Walmart are among the retailers that sold them, WGAC reported.

Don Miguel Hand Made Carne Asada Burrito
Don Miguel

Possible listeria contamination has been the cause of several major food recalls in 2023, including recalled items from Walmart and Costco. Eating food contaminated with listeria can cause people to contract listeriosis, a serious infection that affects about 1,600 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

People who are pregnant, newborns, adults 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely to become ill from listeria. While other people can be infected with Listeria as well, they rarely become severely ill, per the CDC. Symptoms from listeria infection may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, headaches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and even seizures.

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There have been no confirmed reports of people having adverse reactions from the recalled Don Miguel burritos. Still, the FSIS urged anyone who purchased the products to refrain from consuming them and either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Only certain lots of the burritos may have been contaminated, so customers who recently purchased them will need to check the packaging to see if the recall applies. The recalled burritos all have the date code D23270 printed on the package and the establishment number "EST. 20049" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Customers with any additional questions about the recall can contact  Don Miguel Foods Consumer Engagement at 800-523-4635 or through an online contact form.

Zoe Strozewski
Zoe Strozewski is a News Writer for Eat This, Not That! A Chicago native who now lives in New Jersey, she graduated from Kean University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Read more about Zoe
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