Avocado Pulp, Chocolate Cranberries Recalled
Just in time for football season, consumers should be aware that two favorite snack foods have landed on the recall list from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc. (FMP) located in the City of Ontario in California is recalling 1,423 Cases of 12/2 lb. Frozen Avocado Pulp and 1,820 Cases IQF 8/3 lb. IQF Avocado Halves as distributed since June/2010 because of the possibility to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Frozen avocado pulp and IQF avocado halves were distributed to distributors in California since June 2010.
These 2 products are identified as FMP white label on the corrugated shipping carton and pack size is 2.2 lb. /bag 12 per shipping carton and Product code 00115 for Frozen Avocado Pulp.
Pack size is 3 lb. /bag 8 bags per shipping carton and Product Code 00131 for 3 lb. IQF Avocado Halves respectively with expiration dates of June/July/August 2012.
We have not received any report of illness related to the products.
The recall was the result of multiple positive Listeria Monocytogenes results in 20 lbs. size avocado pulp manufactured at the same facility in Peru. FMP is recalling out of an abundance of caution. FMP is a responsible company and cares about protecting the public health. If you have these products in your position, please return the product to distributors as soon as possible. FMP has ceased the production, importing and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem."
For more information please call to Fine Mexican Food Products, Recalls Procedures at 909 947-4296.
Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Pajaro, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the two items mentioned below.
The SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries may contain SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Toffee Peanuts. We are initiating the voluntary recall because the products have the potential to be contaminated with an undeclared allergen. Food allergy is an abnormal immune response to certain food(s) that the body reacts to as harmful. Symptoms of food allergy may include the following:
hives, tingling in the mouth, swelling in the tongue and throat, difficulty breathing, abdominal cramps, vomiting or diarrhea, eczema or rash, coughing or wheezing, loss of consciousness or dizziness. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms is committed to producing only the highest quality products, and our top priority is the safety of our customers. For this reason we are issuing this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled product and no other SunRidge Farms products are being recalled at this time.
Consumers who have purchased the items mentioned below should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions, they should call Falcon Trading Company's customer service at 1-831-786-7000.
RE: SUNRIDGE FARMS ALL NATURAL MILK CHOCOLATE CRANBERRIES
868051 086700680513 0211176 SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries; 6.5 oz package; 144 Cases; 1728 Individual packages involved in the recall, manufactured on January 21, 2011
021315 086700213155 3271003 SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries; 10 pound box; 475 bulk cases involved in the recall, manufactured on November 29, 2010