Goya Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Frozen Mamey Pulp, Produced By Coco, S.A. of Guatemala Because of Potential Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–August 14, 2010.  As a precautionary measure Goya Foods, Inc. has voluntarily recalled the Mamey Pulp product produced by COCO, S.A. of Guatemala. This product is distributed nationwide through retail stores under the Goya label.

The product comes in a 14 ounce plastic package. All production lot codes are being recalled. The UPC is 041331090803.

The Frozen Mamey Pulp is being recalled due to a potential health risk from Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who have purchased Goya brand Mamey Pulp are urged to discard the product and contact Goya Foods, Inc.’s Consumer Affairs Department. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, Eastern Daylight Time at 1-800-275-4692.

Goya Foods, Inc. is coordinating closely with the supplier and regulatory officials.