Salmonella Contamination in Packaged Fruit Results in Recall
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Food Safety News reports that a potential Salmonella contamination has caused Ready Pac Foods Inc. to issue a recall of about 30 packaged fruit products containing Daniella Brand mangoes, which have previously been recalled by its supplier, Splendid Products.
The contamination was discovered as part of an ongoing investigation in the United States and Canada. The affected products have been distributed throughout Canada and all American states with the exception of Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia.
To date, there have been several confirmed illnesses linked with the consumption of Daniella brand mangoes in Ready Pac fruit packages.
Individuals infected with Salmonella typically develop a fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after consumption, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
Healthy individuals normally recover from Salmonella without treatment; however, young children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems have a higher risk of developing a more severe illness where hospitalization is required.
“Most people become infected by Salmonella following the consumption of unwashed fruits or vegetables, uncooked or undercooked meats or eggs, and contaminated water,” states Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences. “EMSL Analytical provides advanced microbiology testing for food samples and environmental samples to detect Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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