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Mamey Pulp Recalled for Samonella Contamination

Goya Foods, Inc. said Thursday it was recalling its 14-ounce packages of frozen Mamey Pulp for possible Salmonella contamination.

The Secaucus, NJ-based company said no illnesses have been associated with the recall of its Goya brand Mamey Pulp.

goya-recall.bmpThe recalled Mamey Pulp was distributed in the 11 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 or a full refund Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., EDT at 1-800-275-4692.

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.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.   Salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, and 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.

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