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Fruiti Pops, Inc. Recalls "Fruiti Pops" Brand Mamey Frozen Fruit Bars Because of Potential Health Risk

Posted Aug 27 2010 12:52pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 18, 2010 - In response to the voluntary recall of Goya Foods, Inc. frozen mamey pulp, Fruiti Pops, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA is recalling its Fruiti Pops 4 oz. Mamey frozen fruit bars due to a potential health risk from Salmonella typhi. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with Fruiti Pops Mamey fruit bars. No other flavors of Fruiti Pops fruit bars nor any other products produced by Fruiti Pops, Inc. are affected by this recall.

The recall was initiated due to a potential health risk from Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Salmonella Typhi lives only in humans. Infection results from eating food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi or if sewage contaminated with S. Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Once S. Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever, severe abdominal pain, and other signs and symptoms. Most ill persons need to be hospitalized for antibiotic treatment. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers, recover from typhoid fever but continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their feces (stool).

Consumers who are experiencing illness after consuming Fruiti Pops mamey paletas should seek medical attention.

The recalled fruit bars were distributed in the states of CA, AZ, and TX through distributorships. Consumer may have purchased the recalled product from retail locations, mobile vendors, vending machines, or distribution outlets. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers nor expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734000097.

Fruiti Pops, Inc. is issuing this recall due to Goya Foods, Inc. recall of their 14 oz. frozen mamey pulp. As of May 2009, Fruiti Pops has used Goya Foods, Inc. frozen mamey pulp in its 4 oz. Mamey fruit bars.

Consumers who have purchased Fruiti Pops 4 oz. Mamey fruit bars since May of 2009 can return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. If consumers have any questions regarding the recall can contact Fruiti Pops, Inc. at (562) 404-2568. Fruiti Pops, Inc. staff will be available Monday through Friday from the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to answer your questions.

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