Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. Recalls Products Containing Cantaloupe Due to Listeria Risk
EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing for Listeria monocytogenes and other foodborne pathogens
Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York is recalling 4,800 packages of cantaloupe and mixed fruit products due to possible Listeria contamination. The recall includes “Cantaloupe Chunks,” Cantaloupe Slices,” Gourmet Fruit Salad,” “Small Fruit Salad,” “Small and Large Fruit Salad with Pineapple,” “Fruit Salad with Kiwi,” and “Fruit Trays” with best-if-used-by dates of September 4th through September 11th.
So far no illnesses have been attributed to the consumption of these products. The Food and Drug Administration’s recall announcement details the “stringent procedures” used by Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. to minimize contamination, describing how a sanitizing solution is applied to rind before cutting and then again to the fruit’s flesh after the seeds are removed. “Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. is recalling these products out of an abundance of caution,” notes the FDA.
This announcement is part of a larger recall of cantaloupe tainted by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. As of October 3, 2011, the outbreak has claimed 18 lives and sickened 100.
“At EMSL Analytical, Inc., we are dismayed by the continued turmoil caused by the outbreak and by the news that more products are implicated in the recall,” states Joseph Frasca, Senior VP at EMSL. “To assist companies and individuals in cases such as these, we devote an entire department solely to food testing, which includes the analysis of Listeria.”
For more information on EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com or www.FoodTestingLab.com, or email info@EMSL.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc. is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.
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- Joseph Frasca
- Senior VP
- EMSL Analytical Inc.
- (1) 1-800-220-3675
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