The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall on Pacific Organic Produce's mangoes , due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria risk. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported to date.
Listeria , a food borne illness, can cause listeriosis infection, and it may take up to four weeks for symptoms to show. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, headaches, stiff neck, confusion and loss of balance and convulsions. If you’re pregnant, listeria is especially dangerous to you. Listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and can even be fatal for a mom-to-be. If you’re experiencing symptoms, see your doctor immediately. The infection can be treated with antibiotics.
Here’s what you need to know about the recall:
The produce company, based in San Francisco, sold the organic Tommy Atkins Purity Organic brand mangoes between April 14, 2014 and May 2, 2014 at retailers and distributors in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Jersey and Texas.
The PLU numbers (printed in the middle of the PLU sticker on the mango) on the two recalled cases are:
What to do if you own any of the recalled products:
If you have any remaining mangoes, discard them, but retain store receipts, PLU stickers or any other proof of purchase. Amy Rosenoff at Pacific Organic Produce customer service can be reached at (415) 673-5555, open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST) Monday through Friday.
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