Pico de gallo recalled over salmonella concern

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A Washington state company is recalling one lot of pico de gallo because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Drug and Food Administration.

Spokane Produce Inc. announced Wednesday its refrigerated “Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo,” sold in 16-ounce plastic containers, includes mangoes of the Daniella brand which are being recalled by the supplier due to the potential contamination.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, inflammation of heart tissue and arthritis.

The product was sold under the brand labels Garden Patch or Yoke’s, with UPC code “8869483987,” and distributed to 11 supermarkets in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

No illnesses have been reported. Consumers who purchased the recalled Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo are advised not to eat any product with a date for use on or before 9/10/12 and destroy or return the product to the place of purchase. For more information call 509-710-8301.

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