Popular Breakfast Food Recalled Over Dangerous Contamination

Popular Breakfast Food Recalled Over Dangerous Contamination

(DailyDig.com) – The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued warnings to consumers about ready-to-eat burrito food that may contain a Listeria bacterium. The products are from Jen’s Breakfast Burritos in Auburn, Washington.

Routine tests revealed Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that may cause a serious listeriosis infection, in some of the products. It is a potentially dangerous organism, sometimes causing a fatal infection for young children who consume the tainted products. It is also dangerous for people who have weak immunity, as well as the elderly. Listeriosis has also caused pregnant women to have premature deliveries, stillbirths, and miscarriages.

Most often, healthy people may only have mild symptoms like headaches, nausea, fever, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Some additional symptoms may be more serious, such as confusion, vertigo, or convulsions.

Taking antibiotics successfully treats the infection from listeriosis. Any person who is concerned that they have been exposed to this bacteria by consuming these products is asked to contact their health care provider.

Symptoms of an infection may not be present until after two months of consumption of the tainted product, according to the FSIS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that they estimate that about 1,600 individuals per year acquire listeriosis. Nearly 260 of these cases are fatal.

The recall happened on March 10, according to the FSIS. They shipped the products to locations within the state of Washington. The recall involves these products:

“Ham Breakfast Burrito” 060-2 lot code on the rear of the package.

“Smoked Bacon Breakfast Burrito” 060-1 lot code on the rear of the package.

“Seasoned Pork Breakfast Burrito” 060-3 lot code on the rear of the package.

Anyone who purchased these products should not consume them. Return them to the store, or dispose of them in the trash.

For further information regarding the recall, contact Jen’s Breakfast Burritos co-owner, Michael Martinez, at [email protected] or 253-753-3198.

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