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Chicken taco kit recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

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  • Bristol Farms Chicken Taco Kit recalled.
  • There is risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • What should consumers do?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Bristol Farms is recalling one of its products from store shelves.

The Chicken Taco Kit 9oz has been recalled due to concerns about possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The cup of Chipotle Crema sauce included in the kit has been identified as the possible point of contamination, as it was made with Cotijta cheese recalled by Rizo-López Foods Inc.

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According to the Food and Drug Administration website, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and even fatal infections.

It’s especially dangerous for vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

Symptoms of the infection may include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

While in pregnant women, Listeria infection can result in spontaneous abortions or stillbirth.

How to identify the recalled Chicken Taco Kit

Chicken Taco Kit Recall, Bristol Farms, Retiro del Mercado, United States, California
PHOTO Food and Drug Administration

The FDA reports that the recall specifically affects Bristol Farms Chicken Taco Kits sold before January 18, 2024.

The recall includes packages marked with UPC 207490 509994 and a net weight of 9oz.

These kits were sold at several Bristol Farms retail stores in California, including Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Palm Desert and Rolling Hills.

They were also sold in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, West Hollywood, Westchester, Westwood, Woodland Hills and Yorba Linda.

What to do if you have one of the affected kits

chicken taco kit, Bristol Farms, Retiro del Mercado, United States, California
PHOTO Shutterstock

The Food and Drug Administration indicates that no illnesses related to this product have been reported so far.

However, Bristol Farms urges customers who have purchased this kit to discard it immediately or return it to any Bristol Farms store for a full refund.

Customers with questions or concerns can contact Bristol Farms at 310-233-4700, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

It is important that anyone who has purchased this product follow these instructions.

Bristol Farms took action after the Rizo-López Foods recall

Rizo-López Foods, Cotija Cheese, food poisoning
PHOTO: Food and Drug Administration

The recall comes after Rizo-López Foods Inc. recalled several dairy products, including Cotija cheese, that were linked to a Listeria outbreak.

Bristol Farms is taking proactive steps to address this concern and protect the health and well-being of its customers.

All consumers are reminded of the importance of regular monitoring for recalls and taking prompt action if they have purchased any affected products.

Food safety is a top priority and all precautions must be taken to avoid health risks.

Safety is a top priority

Bristol Farms, chicken taco kit Recall, listeria
PHOTO: Shutterstock

Bristol Farms is implementing a series of proactive steps to promptly and effectively address concerns surrounding the Chicken Taco Kit recall.

These measures not only seek to safeguard the health and well-being of those who trust their products, but also guarantee transparency.

They are undertaking an exhaustive review of their food production and distribution processes.

The company is also intensifying quality controls at all stages of the supply chain and maintaining close cooperation with health authorities.

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