Bueno Foods has voluntarily recalled its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile.The precautionary measure is being taken because these products may have the potential to contain very low levels of the common bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in its uncooked, raw state. Tests performed on samples of the product cooked per the validated cooking instructions on the product's label showed no Listeria present.
As of Tuesday, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness.
Microorganisms including Listeria may naturally be present in non-ready-to-eat agricultural products, including other frozen vegetables, which is why those kinds of food products such as frozen green chile should be cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit prior to consumption.
Bueno Foods is working to resolve potential issues and expects to have green chile products back in stores in two weeks.
For further information, call Bueno Foods at 505-243-2722 ext. 127.