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Fruiti Pops Recall Due to Typhoid Outbreak

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A fruit pop company in the Southwest U.S. has recalled their frozen fruit bars after a suspected link to a typhoid outbreak. The mamey pops were sold in stores, vending machines, and ice cream trucks.


Frozen fruit bars under the brand Fruiti Pops with UPC number 763734000097 are the ones affected by the recall.

This recall is due to one earlier this month from Goya Foods, Inc. On August 12, Goya recalled contaminated mamey pulp after an outbreak of typhoid fever in California and Nevada.

Fruiti Pops have not been linked to any illnesses yet, so hopefully they got the recall out in time to avoid another outbreak.

Between this and the egg recall, there have been some serious food safety issues popping up lately. This is yet another food contamination issue linked to large scale agriculture.

Buying local, organic food is a great way to make sure your food is safe. The more you know about your food’s origin and ingredients, the better!

Rather than picking up packaged, processed, food, you can make your own frozen treats. It’s easy as pie to make popsicles at home from organic juices or even make your own sorbet in the blender.

Source: ABC Local.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by joshb

5 comments
  1. Recalls in out in time? Haha!

    Becky,

    “Recall out in time”? Do you have any idea how a recall works?

    Recalls do not prevent people from eating contaminated food.

    A recall is nothing more than, “Oops we poisoned you, anyone got any ice cream from last month left? Didn’t think so, but just encase please throw it out”

    1. IntheIndustry

      Actually, you’re wrong. While recalls are initiated after the product is on shelves or in freezers, to say that they don’t prevent people from eating contaminated food is ludicrous. Once a recall is initiated and the product is taken off the shelves it most definitely prevents people from consuming a potentially contaminated product.

      Which brings up another point. A recall may be initiated with only the suspicion that a product is contaminated. In this case, the fruit bars were produced with Goya mamey frozen fruit puree that was believed to be contaminated. Some of Goya’s product was tested and found to have salmonella. Because the fruit puree had no lot numbers it was impossible to tell if any other batches of the fruit were contaminated. All other products that were produced with the frozen puree within a two year span had to be recalled simply because it was impossible to tell if they had or had not been produced with contaminated fruit. Furthermore, the ice cream bars were not linked to any illnesses, but a voluntary recall was initiated to be on the safe side.

      And that is how a recall works.

  2. Tammi

    Becky,
    If tropical fruit sucha s Mamey Sapote grew up here in my neighborhood then I wouldn’t need to get it from Central America; however, it does not. Eating locally grown, organic, non-processed food is great most of the time, but there are a lot of people form different parts of the world who crave a taste of home every now and again, so buying imported brings a certain amount of pleasure to a lot of people. I don’ tknow if you have ever had Mamey Sapote, but it is delicious.

    1. Becky Striepe

      Absolutely true, and thanks for bringing this up! I think there are a couple of options here:
      1. Stick to organic produce when you can’t find things locally.
      2. Eat more local fruits.

      I totally agree that eating should be pleasurable, and in the end it’s up to us as consumers to make the call: purchase something exotic and potentially contaminated or stick to local and/or organic which haven’t had the poor safety record of industrially produced food.

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