The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with Goya Foods, Inc., has announced a precautionary recall of 14 ounce packages of Frozen Mamey Pulp after seven cases of Typhoid, a foodborne illness, in two western states.
The recalled pulp was distributed in western states at retail outlets including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that five of the people that came ill with typhoid drank smoothies or milkshakes prepared with frozen mamey fruit pulp. Four of the victims used the pulp made by Goya Foods.
The FDA tested sample packages of the product and found that one tested positive for the bacteria that causes typhoid.
Typhoid fever is caused by the Salmonella tyhia bacteria. It is transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacteria.
Symptoms of Typhoid fever include a fever that progressively increases, profuse sweating, gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Complications of typhoid can include intestinal hemorrhage, peritonitis, encephalitis and dehydration.
Typhoid can kill if it is not treated. Antibiotics are the general course of treatment including rehydration therapy.
For more information contact Goya at 1-800-275-4692 or see the FDA’s web-site.
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