FDA warns – Ready-to-eat Enchiladas recalled by Rico Brand due to potential trace of Listeria

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Rico Brand has voluntarily recalled four (4) varieties of its Ready-to-eat Enchiladas, which contains cheese, following a voluntary recall announced by Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. over concerns of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

While healthy people may only experience short-lived symptoms like “high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,” a Listeria infection in pregnant women has been known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The infection may also turn serious and potentially fatal in others with weakened immune systems, including young children and elderly people.

Initiated by Rico Brand on February 12, 2024, the recall covers Rico Enchiladas that were distributed and made available for purchase in several supermarkets across northern Utah: “Smith’s, Harmons, Macey’s The Store, Fresh Markets.”

Packaged in deep meal trays comprised of plant fiber and film 800, the following products are affected:

  • Rico Cheese Enchiladas with Red 4/pkg,
    • UPC 65366006001
    • Size 14.5 oz
  • Rico Cheese Enchiladas with Green 4/pkg,
    • UPC 65366006002
    • Size 14.5 oz
  • Rico Chicken Enchilada with Rice &Beans/Green
    • UPC 65366006015
    • Size 14 oz
  • Rico Chicken Enchilada with Mole, Rice &Beans,
    • UPC 65366006016
    • Size 14 oz

Each recalled product bears one of the following pairs of lot numbers and expiration dates, which can be identified on a white label attached to the main label:

  • Lot. 0234 02/13/24
  • Lot. 0264 02/16/24
  • Lot. 0304 02/20/24
  • Lot. 0334 02/23/24

While the company has not been alerted to any reports of related illness, those who have purchase one of the affected items is urged to discard of it or take it back to the point of purchase to receive a complete refund.

Further questions may be directed to Rico Brand at 801-433-9923. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST. Emails may also be sent to the company CEO, Jorge Fierro, via jorge@ricobrand.com.


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