On August 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched an investigation into possible foreign matter contamination in certain frozen ready-to-eat taquitos and chimichangas. The foreign matter, according to the FSIS, is primarily hard plastic. Apparently, the problem has to do with the diced green chilies produced by Sun Valley Foods in El Paso, Texas. Sun Valley Foods processed the chilies for Ajinomoto Foods North America locations in Lampasas, Texas, and San Diego, California, which put them in the taquitos and chimis.
At this time three brands are affected: Great Value (Walmart), José Olé, and Aldi’s Casa Mamita.
As a result, on August 4, 2020, Aldi recalled two products: certain Casa Mamita Beef Taquitos and certain Casa Mamita Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. The exact products are listed in the official Aldi recall press release below.
This is the third recall of an Aldi product in five days. On July 31, Aldi issued a recall of Earth Grown Almond Milk Dessert over an undeclared cashew allergen and Onion 52 Onions over possible salmonella contamination.
In Association with Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Casa Mamita Beef Taquitos and Chicken & Cheese Taquitos
Batavia, Ill. (August 4 2020) – In cooperation with Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Casa Mamita Beef Taquitos and Chicken & Cheese Taquitos as a precautionary measure due to possible foreign material.
The affected products, UPC codes and best by dates can be found below:
ALDI has removed the affected product from select stores in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
To date, no illnesses or injuries related to these products have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can contact Ajinomoto Foods, at (855) 742-5011. ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.
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