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Burrito Listeria Recall in Butcher Boy brand
A ton of individually wrapped burritos -- none of which have individual package coding -- are under Listeria recall by a California food company after the product was shipped to a Minnesota warehouse for further distribution.
The burrito recall, announced Friday, was spurred by the company's own finding of Listeria monocytogenes -- a potentially deadly bacterium in a batch of "Butcher Boy Red Chile Beef and Been Burritos'' made August 3 at the Riverside, California, plant of Windsor Foods.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says it will publish on the internet a list of stores where the burritos were to be sold when the list becomes available. FSIS says it has not received reports of illness associated with the recall.
The Butcher Boy Red Chile Beef and Bean Burritos were shipped frozen in 18-pound bulk cases, each carrying 72 individually wrapped items. The cases are marked with the USDA establishment number EST 1905, package code 1219215 and case code 2080001. Total weight was 2,268 pounds.
If pregnant women consume food contaminated with Listeria, there is potential to cause stillbirth and miscarriage. But if an infection is caught early, antibiotics can potentially keep the baby safe. Although Listeriosis is not as common as other foodborne illnesses, it can be deadly when infections hit small children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
For instance, a terrible Listerosis outbreak in Canada last year killed 22 people. The outbreak was caused by contaminated deli meats made in Toronto. The outbreak underscored the reality that Listeria is unlike other pathogens because it can survive and grow in refrigerators, at low temperatures.
If you have symptoms like neck stiffness, nausea and fever, see a doctor. A blood test will confirm if you have Listeriosis. To protect your legal rights against the company or restaurant that made you sick, contact national food safety law firm Pritzker Olsen attorneys at 1-888-377-8900 (Toll Free).
Our firm is one of the few in the nation practicing extensively in the area of foodborne illness litigation and we have collected tens of millions for victims of food poisoning, including Listeria. To receive a free case consultation, complete one of our online contact forms.
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