More mango products pulled

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More mango products pulled from shelves

Del Monte Fresh Produce North America, Inc, has initiated a recall of 1,600 bowls of fresh-cut mangoes distributed to retail outlets. The food carries potential risk that mangoes in the mix may contain salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

This voluntary recall is associated with a recall of mangoes sourced from Agricola Daniella in Mexico and distributed by FoodSource of Texas, according to the U.S. Drug and Food Administration.

The products was distributed between Sept. 8-12 by retailers in Washington, Oregon and some other states.

The fruit is packaged in clear, plastic 32-ounce bowls with a Del Monte label on top. The affected product have “Best By date 9/18/12 and lot code 05252101” and “Best By date 9/22/12 and lot code 03256100.”

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the items listed in this recall. The company has notified retailers. Consumers with the listed Best By dates and lot codes should not consume the fruit and should destroy or discard them. For more information contact the company’s hotline at 800-659-6500.

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