Tainted popsicles called back

Mango flavored popsicles recalled in 4 states for Salmonella

La Granja Inc. of Doraville, GA, is recalling 4,000 units of “hand-crafted Paleteria Mango Flavored” ice cream treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis.

recalled mango popsicles La GranjaThe popsicles were distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores by direct delivery.

“The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by The Georgia Department of Agriculture. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what cause the problem,”according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

The popsicles are packaged individually in clear bags with La Granja logo and the following label details:

  • “Mango Flavor Ice Cream”
  • Expiration dates of 210218 or 280218
  • UPC number 0010439212

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who bought the recalled La Granja product are urged to return it to the place of purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Granja Inc. at 770-263-1060.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled popsicles and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms including pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can include severe arthritis.

 

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