US: Green Chile Concepts is recalling 252,854 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) burritos because of potential Listeria monocytogenes.
Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines and retail nationwide were shipped to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Oregon and South Dakota.
Product was distributed in packages of 12 units per master case and codes with a master case production date between March 8 and May 10 and individual item codes with Julian dates between 17067 and 17130.
Green Chile Concepts has not received any complaints in relation to the products.
The problem was discovered by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) during a routine L. monocytogenes product sample of beef and potato burrito.
It has ceased production and distribution of it and is working with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration.
The firm said it has been planning to move its manufacturing location which will provide 'greater' production capabilities and 'stronger' food safety and quality programs. Manufacturing began at the new location on 15 May.