Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc, Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh-Cut Mango Products Due to Possible Health Risk - This Recall
Posted Sep 20 2012 6:51pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 20, 2012 - In cooperation with the FDA's warning to not consume mangoes from Agricola Daniella in Mexico, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc, is initiating a voluntary recall of 1,600 bowls of fresh-cut mangoes distributed to retail outlets due to the potential risk that the mangoes may contain Salmonella. 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. This recall is associated with FoodSource's (Edinburg, TX) recall of mangoes sourced from Agricola Daniella in Mexico.Product was distributed between September 8-12, 2012 by retailers in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington. Product is packaged in clear plastic 32 oz bowls with a Del Monte® label on the top. The affected product will have printed Best By date 9/18/12 and lot code 05252101 below, and Best By date 9/22/12 and lot code 03256100 below. These dates and codes are clearly printed on the top label of each individual package. The UPC is 7-62357-07532-1.There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the items listed in this recall. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc has notified the retailers who have received the recalled product and directed them to remove it from their store shelves. Consumers who purchased affected products with the listed Best By dates and lot codes should not consume them and should destroy or discard them. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s consumer hotline at 1-800-659-6500 or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com