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Posted on: April 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] La Granja INC. Recalls Mango Flavored Ice cream Because of Possible Health Risk


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.  For more information, visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm553647.htm.

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