BY CATHERINE ROBERTS |
MAY 6, 2014 @ 9:22 AM
Pacific Organic Produce has issued a voluntarily recall on several cases of organic mangos, sold under the Tommy Atkins and Purity Organic brands, due to their potential contact with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
No additional Purity Organic products were affected by this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes bacteria causes food poisoning and associated symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal and digestive issues) if humans consume contaminated food contaminated with the bacteria.
Listeria monocytogenes (or L. monocytogenes) usually contaminates fresh fruits and vegetables via soil (or manure/fertilizer) or water.
In the recall, Pacific Organic Produce cautions consumers who purchased mangos marked with a Purity Organic brand and sold between April 14, and May 2, 2014.
Suspect cases will contain PLU numbers 94051 & 94959 and retailed in the US states of Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, California, and Colorado.
Source: RTT News