press release

February 19, 2014

Lindsay Hawley
Stop & Shop New England
(617) 276-7756

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of El Monterey Steak & Cheese Taquito

Purchase, NY and Quincy, MA (February 19, 2014) – Following notification by its supplier, Ruiz Food Products, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale El Monterey Steak & Cheese Taquitos as a result of the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall of meat products. The USDA announced a recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation meat products because they were produced without all required inspections.

The following product is included in this recall:

El Monterey Steak & Cheese Taquito, 28 oz., UPC 7100740389, with best if used by dates of:

  • May 5, 2014
  • May 17, 2014
  • May 20, 2014
  • May 22, 2014
  • June 7, 2014
  • October 8, 2014
  • October 11, 2014
  • October 16, 2014
  • October 21, 2014
  • December 12, 2014

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ruiz Foods Customer Line at 800-772-6474. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1-800-767- 7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit and