A popular enchilada tray company in Utah is recalling some of its products due to possible contamination.  

The brand Rico sold at grocery stores up north like Harmon’s, Smith’s and more all sell Rico brand enchilada trays, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The company is voluntarily recalling the ready-to-eat enchiladas because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  

Who does this impact the most? 

Those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and young children will be hit hardest if the contamination is true. Listeria monocytogenes can sometimes “cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.” 

Healthy people who have consumed it may have short-term symptoms. Those symptoms include: 

  • High fever 
  • Severe headache 
  • Stiffness 
  • Nausea 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Diarrhea 

In pregnant women, Listeria monocytogenes can cause still births and miscarriages.  

List of recalled items: 

  • 2 Chicken enchiladas with green salsa and rice and beans 
  • Cheese enchiladas with green tomatillo salsa 
  • Cheese enchiladas with red salsa 
  • 2 Chicken enchiladas with mole and rice and beans 

Rico Brand put out the announcement of Feb. 12 and the FDA put out the announcement from the company on Feb. 21. There have been no reported cases of illness so far.  

For those who want to check the specific products, there are lot numbers and expiration dates that can be checked on the label. The FDA has provided those on their website.  

If you did buy any of these products, the Rico Brand has advised that you either throw it out or return it to the store for a refund.  


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