FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 29, 2012 - Spokane Produce, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a small lot run of Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella braenderup.
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.
The recall only includes 128/16ounce plastic containers of the refrigerated Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo with the UPC code "8869483987" under the brand labels Garden Patch or Yoke's.
The product was distributed to 11 inland northwest supermarkets in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
The Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo includes mangoes of the Daniella brand that is being recalled by the supplier due to the potential contamination with Salmonella.
Out of an abundance of caution, as a service to the general consuming public at large, all product is being recalled in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No illnesses have been reported.
Consumers who purchased the recalled Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo are advised not to eat any product with a date for use on or before 9/10/12 and destroy or return the product to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions should call Spokane Produce, Inc., at 509-710-8301.