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Fruiti Pops Fruit Bar Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit

Fruiti Pops, Inc. Recalls “Fruiti Pops” Brand Mamey Frozen Fruit Bars Because of Potential Health Risk
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What’s the problem?

August 28, 2010 – In response to the voluntary recall of Goya Foods, Inc. frozen mamey pulp, Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling its Fruiti Pops 4 oz. Mamey frozen fruit bars due to a potential health risk from Salmonella typhi.

The recalled fruit bars were distributed in the states of CA, AZ, and TX. Consumers may have purchased the recalled product from retail locations, mobile vendors, vending machines, or distribution outlets. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers or expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734000097.

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Frozen Mamey Pulp Recall

Fruiti Pops, Inc. is issuing this recall due to Goya Foods, Inc.’s recall of their 14 oz. frozen mamey pulp. As of May 2009, Fruiti Pops has used Goya Foods, Inc. frozen mamey pulp in its 4 oz. Mamey fruit bars.

Salmonella Typhi Illness

The recall was initiated due to a potential health risk from Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Once S. Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever, severe abdominal pain, and other signs and symptoms. Most ill persons need to be hospitalized for antibiotic treatment. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract.

How Can Fruit Bars Become Contaminated with Salmonella?

Due to the fact that the fruit contained in Fruiti Bars is raw and not subjected to processes that reduce their microbiological contamination, they become a source of infection and transmit pathogens causing food poisoning in humans.

A study published in the Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine (AAEM) [1.] in March 2023 looked at data obtained from scientific articles published in the Science Direct and Pub Med database between 2007 – 2022 and found that fresh fruit and vegetables are a source of salmonella contamination through contact with soil, manure, compost, water or staff.

The researchers concluded that actions targeting salmonellosis prevention should be undertaken by both the public and private sectors. Government regulations and stricter measures put in place can provide a framework that guides both domestic production and international imports.

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