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Mar 20, 2017 10:27 PM

Recalled burritos may have been sold at New England Trader Joe's locations

WASHINGTON D.C. — Nearly 8,622 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because they may be contaminated with hard, clear plastic, and some of those burritos may have been sold in Trader Joe's stores across New England.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of one of Flagship Food Group's varieties of breakfast burritos on Thursday.

The affected product features a 12-oz. 12”x5” paper card with plastic overwrap package labeled as “TRADER JOSE’S BREAKFAST BURRITOS Eggs, Potatoes, Cheese, Turkey Bacon,” lot code 266, SKU 96132 with package code A26616PFFG3 and case code 100-101280.

The recalled product also bears the establishment number “EST. P-45574” located on the product packaging.

On Monday, the Food Safety and Inspection Service released a list of Trader Joe's locations that may have received shipments of the contaminated burritos including stores in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Officials said the problem was discovered on March 15, 2017, when the Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified by the company of three consumer complaints that were received on March 2, 3 and 9, 2017.

Only one of the three complaints received by the company reported a minor oral injury from consuming the product, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service said they hadn't received any other reports of injury associated with the recalled product.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is urging anyone who has purchased the affected product not to consume them and to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

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