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Frozen Breakfast Wraps, Ragu Sauces Recalled For Possible Contamination

If your on-the-go lifestyle entails you throwing a frozen burrito into the microwave because there’s no time for a proper breakfast at the table, you might want to slow down a bit and check what’s inside your freezer. That’s because Ruiz Foods Inc. is recalling more than 120 tons of its El Monterey potato, egg, cheese and bacon food wraps due to a possible contamination with small rocks.

The American food production and service company received three complaints from customers on June 14 about finding small pieces of rocks in their breakfast wraps. There’s also one other report of someone getting potentially injured because of eating them. At present, the company is still investigating the information and complaints.

Breakfast wrap recall

“Ruiz Food Products Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breakfast wrap products containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stated in a release following the incident.

Sold nationwide, the family-size packs of eight wraps to be recalled are the ones with the lot codes 19017 and 19018, with “best if used by” dates of 1/17/2020 and 1/18/2020 .

Despite this, however, the FSIS is still worried that some of those products may have already been bought by consumers. For those who already bought any of the products singled out by the company, they are advised to either throw the products away or return them for a possible refund.

Food contamination issues

Although not that common, there have been a few other recalls in the U.S. this 2019, prompting the FSIS and USDA to rethink the future of food recalls. Earlier this year, there was a beef recall due to possible Salmonella contamination, while Mizkan America Inc. also recalled its line of Ragu pasta sauces recently due to possible plastic contamination. Thankfully, there are no reports of injuries and complaints from customers, despite the company shipping the supposed contaminated products to retailers nationwide.

Per the company, if you were able to purchase its products, you can contact their customer service, and you will get a coupon for a free replacement.

burritos Pictured: A burrito served on a plate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock