Burritos recalled after school children sickened
April 14, 1998
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A Colorado food company is recalling
thousands of burritos after other burritos made by the company
were suspected of causing illnesses, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Monday.
Estrada Foods Inc., of Pueblo, is voluntarily recalling
9,220 packages of "Green Chile Burritos" distributed by World
SHARE, a non-profit group that sells food to the poor at reduced
cost, officials said.
The recall was announced after 155 school children in
Georgia became sick in March after eating Estrada burritos.
Another 226 students got sick in November in Georgia after
eating the same product.
Like products being recalled, the burritos in both school
cases were made in October.
Regulators said there was no scientific proof the Estrada
products caused any illnesses, but that the company was taking
The recall involves packages containing four burritos.
"Est. 19273" appears inside the USDA inspection seal on the
product label and product code "029901" appears above the
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