Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. announces the recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Trays due to possible salmonella contamination

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Contact:_Simply Fresh Fruit _323-586-0000

March 1, 2007 — /FDA News/ — Los Angeles, CA — Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. is recalling Simply Fresh Fruit Fresh Cut Fruit trays dated with sell by date 022607 due to possible salmonella contamination. On February 23, Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. was notified by Castle Produce that cantaloupe shipped by Castle to Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. on February 16 was subject to a recall due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Persons infected with Salmonella may experience a variety of symptoms and illnesses. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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 more severe illnesses and potentially can be fatal.

The cantaloupe was processed into 2,250 trays of five-pound fresh cut fruit and distributed by Costco throughout Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Costco was notified on February 23 and the product was removed immediately from sale; there have been no reported illness from consumption of this product and the product is now out of code. The recall is for trays labeled “Simply Fresh Fruit Fresh Cut Fruit Tray” with a sell by date of 2-26-07. Customers who may have uneaten trays with the 2-26-07 code date may arrange for the return of the product for a full refund by calling Simply Fresh Fruit at 323-586-0000.


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