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Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of Breakfast Burritos

Jen's Breakfast Burritos is recalling about 144 lb of product after USDA testing indicated possible listeria in the ready-to-eat food.

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Jen's Breakfast Burritos in Auburn, Wash., is recalling approximately 144 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast burritos that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The problem was discovered after FSIS performed routine product testing and the results indicated the possible presence of Listeria. 

The recalled items were shipped to grab-and-go kiosk locations in Wash., and there have been no confirmed reports so far of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS is concerned the burritos may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers, and are urging people not to eat them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.


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The recalled breakfast burritos were produced on February 29, 2024, and are identified as: 

  • 7-oz. individual wax paper packages containing "Smoked Bacon Breakfast Burrito" with lot code 060-1 on a sticker on the back of the package.
  • 7-oz. individual wax paper packages containing "Ham Breakfast Burrito" with lot code 060-2 on a sticker on the back of the package.
  • 7-oz. individual wax paper packages containing "Seasoned Pork Breakfast Burrito" with lot code 060-3 on a sticker on the back of the package.Ham breakfast burrito listeria Jen'sUSDA

The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 1826 inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

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Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Michael Martinez, co-owner of Jen's, at 253-753-3198 or [email protected].

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