Product Recall - El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados recall

Product Recall – El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados recall

Industry is recalling El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados® 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 Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
El Monterey Beef & Cheese Taquitos – Flour Tortillas 20 count 05/19/2014
0 71007 40650 8
El Monterey Ranchero Steak Tornados® 4.5 lb (24 count) 13 135,
13 281,
13 287
1 00 71007 86390 2

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.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog,


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