For two days last week, each of Santa Clarita’s Chipotle locations were left without it’s corn salsa as a pepper used in the salsa was thought to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Pasco Processing, LLC, Pasco WA is recalling 2087 cases of 20lb. bulk packaged Corn and Poblano peppers, (SKU 10071179017738) because of the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. No other products that were manufactured by Pasco Processing, LLC are involved in this recall. This item was produced by Pasco Processing, LLC and transferred to the J R Simplot Company for distribution. The product was packaged in 20 lb bulk cases which were labeled as follows:
Corn and Poblano Blend; 10071179 017738; 20 lbs. Net Wt.; Distributed by J. R. Simplot Co., Boise, Idaho 83707
The recall extends only to products coded 3901741007 and 3901751007 sold to two foodservice distributors in California and one in Arizona and further distributed to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant locations in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The recalled product has been removed from the Chipotle locations and quarantined for destruction. None of the production time periods found to contain Listeria monocytogenes were delivered to restaurants.
Pasco Processing, LLC and Chipotle are collaborating closely with the FDA. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a confirmed positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a routine test sample conducted by the company.
For additional details call Pasco Processing LLC @ 1-800-575-8909 M-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM MDT
Santa Clarita’s Chipotle locations have since been cleared to serve the salsa.