California-based Ruiz Food Products announces recall of El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados in connection with Rancho Feeding's recall of 8.7 million lbs. of beef product

OTTAWA , February 19, 2014 (press release) – Industry is recalling El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados(R) from the marketplace because they are believed to pose a risk. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The recall was initiated by Ruiz Food Products, Dinuba, CA, USA. The manufacturer used some of the beef products which were recalled by Rancho Feeding Corporation, Petalama, California, USA on February 8, 2014 "because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection." Therefore, these products are considered unsound, unwholesome or otherwise unfit for human consumption.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products


Brand Product Size UPC Codes

El Monterey Beef & Cheese 20 count 0 71007 40650 8 05/19/2014
Taquitos - Flour 10/14/2014
Tortillas 10/17/2014

El Monterey Ranchero Steak 4.5 lb 1 00 71007 86390 213 135,

Tornados(R) (24 count) 13 281,
13 287

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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