Goya Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall Of Frozen Mamey Pulp Because Of Potential Health Risk

Aug 13th, 2010 | By healthnews | Category: Health

Main Category: Nutrition / Diet
Article Date: 13 Aug 2010 – 8:00 PDT

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Goya Foods, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ, is recalling its 14 ounce packages of Frozen Mamey Pulp, due to a potential health risk from Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with Goya brand Mamey Pulp.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled Goya brand Mamey Pulp was distributed in the states of AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, and WA through retail stores.

The product comes in a 14 ounce plastic package and is not marked with a lot number or expiration date. The UPC is 041331090803.

Consumers who have purchased Goya brand Mamey Pulp are urged to discard the product and contact Goya Foods, Inc.’s Consumer Affairs for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, Eastern Daylight Time at 1-800-275-4692.

Goya Foods, Inc. has issued this precautionary recall notification because a sample from one package of Goya brand Mamey Pulp collected in Las Vegas, NV and tested by the FDA yielded a positive result for Salmonella.

Goya Foods, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. Upon learning about the positive test result, Goya Foods, Inc. conducted a traceability assessment and a review of the manufacturer’s food safety documentation, all of which were found to be in compliance and were negative for the presence of Salmonella.

Source:
FDA



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