Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 19, 2010 19:45 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert - Certain Goya Brand Frozen Mamey Pulp May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume the Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp described below as it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The CFIA has been informed of a recall of the Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp in the United States.

The affected product, Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp, manufactured in Guatemala, was sold frozen in 397 g packages bearing UPC 0 41331 09080 3. All lot codes are affected.

This product is known to have been distributed in Quebec; however, it may also have been sold nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall and is working with importers to remove the affected product from the market.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Information on the recall in the United States is available on the U.S. FDA's website at:
http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/default.htm

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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