INFORMATION SOURCE: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, FDA UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION:
La Granja INC of Doraville Georgia is recalling 4000 units of Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which 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 pain and diarrhea. Long term complications can include severe arthritis.
The ice cream was distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores, by direct delivery.
The popsicle comes in a clear bag with La Granja logo, Mango Flavor Ice Cream and the dates of expiration are 210218 (February 21, 2018) and 280218 (February 28, 2018). UPC code 0010439212.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
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. Consumers who have purchased La Granja Ice cream are urged to return it to the place of purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Granja INC 770-263-1060. Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm, E.T.