Comercializadora PepsiCo S. de R.L. de C.V. is recalling certain Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies because of potential Salmonella contamination.

According to the company announcement posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain Salmonella.

The product covered by this recall was distributed to warehouses in California and Texas and may have reached consumers through retail stores.

Recalled products:

Product DescriptionSizeUPCBest Before
Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies, Naturally and Artificially Flavored15.5 Oz, 6 Count6 86700 10132 428MAR23

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses related to Salmonella have been confirmed.

Consumers who have purchased the above product are advised not to consume it and urged to dispose of it immediately. 

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled cookies and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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