Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 24, 2010 16:47 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain La Nuestra Brand Frozen Mamey Pulp May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - August 24, 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 La Nuestra brand Mamey Pulp described below as it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The affected product, La Nuestra brand Mamey Pulp, product of Guatemala, was sold frozen in 14 oz. packages bearing UPC 7 56869 10008 4. All lot codes are affected by this alert.

This product is known to have been distributed in Alberta; however, it may also have been distributed 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 US is available on the United States Food and Drug Administration'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.

A photo of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cfia-0824.jpg

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600