Created: 03/13/2014 4:29 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com
There's good news for green chile lovers. Bueno Foods is heading back to grocery shelves.
Bueno Foods announced Thursday that it would immediately begin restocking shelves with its new retail frozen green chile.
The company began supplying its chile products to restaurants and other food service customers a few weeks ago.
“We are thrilled to have our New Mexico grown green chile products back on shelves and back in restaurants,” said President Jacqueline Baca. “We have millions of pounds of our own green chile inventory that we are further processing with FDA’s guidance and we have enough to carry our customers through until the new season begins.”
In February, the company conducted a voluntary recall and withdrew its green chile from the market as a precautionary measure when testing showed that a handful of uncooked, raw, non-ready-to-eat samples had trace amounts of the common bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
According to Bueno, The new product is very similar to their own own Autumn Roast, with a darker home-roasted appearance and a more concentrated, intensified chile flavor.