Goya Fruit Pulp Poses Salmonella Risk, Recall Issued

Goya Foods, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ, is recalling its 14-ounce packages of Frozen Mamey Pulp, due to a potential health risk from <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported, to date, in connection with Goya brand Mamey Pulp, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.

Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, 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.

The recalled Goya brand Mamey Pulp was distributed in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington State, through retail stores.

The product comes in a 14-ounce plastic package and is not marked with a lot number or expiration date; its 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 for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at 1-800-275-4692.

Goya Foods, Inc. has issued this precautionary recall notification because a sample from one package of Goya brand Mamey Pulp collected in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.

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