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This Oct. 5, 2010 photo shows curried chicken and rice burritos. Put the taste of India into a classic Mexican dish with this burrito recipe. Consider a mango chutney or salsa as a condiment. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

The USDA recalled more than 252k pounds of frozen burritos due to listeria concerns


The U.S. Department of Department of Agriculture warned consumers on Saturday of possible listeria contamination in their frozen burritos, according to the Associated Press. The federal agency announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing mean and poultry after a routine sample of beef and potato burrito highlighted a problem.

Consumers who may be affected include those who purchased the product from sellers in California, Illinois, Oregon and South Dakota. 

The USDA recalled more than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos. 

The New Mexico-based company made and packaged the pre-prepared products between March 8 and May 10. The products have the establishment number listed as EST. 21740.

Ingestion of listeria could cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. It can reportedly cause an number of health problems such as high fevers, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. More severely, it can lead to miscarriage and stillbirths, and fatal infections among those with weakened immune systems.

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