The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Friday not to eat frozen mamey fruit pulp - sold under the La Nuestra and Goya brands - after at least nine people in California and Nevada fell ill with typhoid fever.
Both companies, which have voluntarily recalled the product, get their mamey fruit from a common supplier in Guatemala, the FDA said.
An investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a link between an ongoing attack of Salmonella typhi infections and the frozen mamey fruit pulp products. Typhoid fever, which can be fatal, is caused by Salmonella typhi.
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The number of eggs recalled in a nationwide salmonella scare is growing.
Another Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms of Iowa, is voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, 14 states, the Egg Safety Center website said Friday.
The eggs were distributed under the Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow brand names in six-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg packages, and five-dozen-egg cases, the website said.
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Got eggs on the brain? In light of the salmonella-based recall of 380 million eggs from Iowa's Wright County Egg, we've hatched up a primer on a few common terms.
Free-range: The USDA does not specify the quality or size of the outside range nor the duration of time an animal must have access to the outside or the amount of space available to them, and there is no mandate that the chickens are fed organically or are hormone and antibiotic-free.
For a chicken - and their eggs - to be labeled "free-range" or "free-roaming" the USDA regulations state, "Producers must demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outside." According to the Egg Safety Board, outside the United States, free-range "denotes a method of farming husbandry where the animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being contained in any manner."