El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados® recalled

and last updated on February 19, 2014 05:20 PM


Ottawa, February 18, 2014 - Industry is recalling El Monterey brand Taquitos and Tornados® from the marketplace because they are believed to pose a risk. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The recall was initiated by Ruiz Food Products, Dinuba, CA, USA. The manufacturer used some of the beef products which were recalled by Rancho Feeding Corporation, Petalama, California, USA on February 8, 2014 "because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection." Therefore, these products are considered unsound, unwholesome or otherwise unfit for human consumption.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Name

Common Name


Code(s) on Product


El Monterey

Beef & Cheese Taquitos – Flour Tortillas

20 count


0 71007 40650 8

El Monterey

Ranchero Steak Tornados®

4.5 lb (24 count)

13 135,
13 281,
13 287

1 00 71007 86390 2

What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.