Consumers who do not want to eat potentially hazardous materials while chewing their favorite snacks should check out what's in their pantry in case they have bought one of the frozen taquitos affected by a new recall due to potential contamination of plastic and rubber pieces.

More Than 35,000 Pounds Of Frozen Ready-To-Eat Beef Taquitos Recalled

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday, March 24 the recall of more than 35,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef taquitos marketed by Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. due to potential contamination of foreign materials specifically rubber and plastic.

Potential Contamination Of Rubber And White Plastic

The FSIS said that the recall was issued after Lampasas, Texas-based Ajinomoto Windsor, received two complaints from consumers who found rubber with white plastic in affected products on March 14 and March 21. The extraneous materials came from a processing equipment.

"The foreign materials were pieces of rubber with white plastic that originated from the establishments' processing equipment," reads the statement announcing the food recall.

Products Affected By The Recall

Items being pulled out were produced on Dec. 30. The recall impacts the 60-ounce cartons of "Jose Ole Taquitos Beef Carne De Res in Corn Tortillas Crispy and Crunchy" and labeled with codes 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C, or 3366365D. The products have a Best By date of December 30, 2017 and bears "Est. M-5590," which can be found inside the USDA mark of inspection.

USDA officials said that the products that were affected by the recall were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Florida, New York, Missouri, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.

Ajinomoto Windsor

Ajinomoto Windsor was established in 2015 after it became a member of Japanese company Ajinomoto Co. It markets specialty frozen food from 10 plants in eight U.S. states.

"Every product is created with only the highest quality ingredient, determined to invoke happiness and new adventures for our customers," the company describes its products. "Our wide range of ethnic products ranging from flavorful Asian dishes to classic Mexican recipes to original Italian cuisine offers you the experiences of authentic traditional flavors in addition to innovative trends of the future."

Officials said that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions linked to consumption of the recalled products, but those concerned of potential injury or illness should see a healthcare provider. Consumers who purchased the products are also urged to throw them away or return them to where the products were bought.

Similar Food Recalls

A similar contamination of plastic fragments also prompted Campbell Soup Company to issue a recall in November 2015. Tiny red plastic pieces were found inside SpaghettiOs Original cans which came from some parts of the can's lining.

This month, another company also issued a recall that was prompted by potential contamination of a foreign material. OK Food recalled nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken after consumers reported finding metal objects inside the meat. The objects came from a metal conveyor belt at the processing plant.

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