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HEALTH Advises Consumers Not to Eat Ready Pac Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Mango

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain fresh cut fruit products containing Daniella Brand mangoes, which have been recalled by supplier Splendid Products due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup.

Salmonella is an organism that 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Anyone who has eaten these products and experiences these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. of Irwindale, California distributed the products under several brand names, including Ready Pac, Walmart, and Starbucks. The voluntarily recalled products were distributed in numerous states, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Recalled products distributed in RI, MA, and CT include:

Ready Pac® Super Fruit Blend 6oz UPC: 77745?23076 Use-by date: 9/8/2012 or earlier

Ready Pac® Gourmet Fruit Bowl 64oz UPC: 77745?22620 Use-by date: 9/9/2012 or earlier

Starbucks® Seasonal Harvest Fruit Blend 6oz UPC: 62111?71390 Use-by date: 8/22/2012 through 9/7/2012

No illnesses have been reported specific to the Ready Pac products that are the subject of this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use?by Date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll?free at (800) 800?7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund. Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

For more information, please see the full release at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm317952.htm?source=govdelivery

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 09-04-2012

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