Company Relocating After Massive Burrito Recall

Suspect burritos were sold in 4 states
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2017 12:41 AM CDT
Company Relocating After Massive Burrito Recall
Some 252,854 pounds of burritos have been recalled.   (USDA)

A New Mexico company that recalled more than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos because of possible listeria contamination says it's relocating. Green Chile Concepts LLC says it will start making food products at its new manufacturing plant starting Monday in a long-planned move. The US Department of Agriculture on Saturday announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing meat and poultry after a routine sample of a beef and potato burrito found a problem, the AP reports.

The company based in Las Cruces, NM, voluntarily recalled the burritos, which have been sold frozen, refrigerated, or served hot at convenience stores, vending machines, and stores through distributors in California, Illinois, Oregon, and South Dakota. There have been no reports of people getting sick, though listeria can cause serious illness and even death. (More food safety stories.)

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