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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
April 28, 1999

PRODUCT #1
Frozen Mamey, a cut up tropical fruit in 24/14 ounce retail packages per case, in 12/14 ounce retail packages per case and 6/5 pound bulk packages per case under the following brand names:
a) "El Sembrador" brand distributed by L.J. General International Corp., Miami, FL 33142, labeled in part:"***ElSembradorxxx100% NATURAL FROZEN MAMEY NET WT. 14 oz. (397 grs.)***DIST. BY L & J GENERAL INTERNATIONAL***MIAMI, FL 33142 TEL. (305)638-5161**PRODUCT OF GUATEMALA***"
b) "El Sembrador" brand distributed by L.J. General International Corp., Miami, FL 33142, labeled in part: "***El Sembrador**100 % NATURAL**MAMEY**NET WT. 14 oz. (397 grs.)**DIST. BY** L & J GENERAL INTERNATIONAL**MIAMI, FL 33142 TEL. (305)638-5161**PRODUCT OF HONDURAS***"
c) "La Fe" brand distributed by Gonzalez & Tapanes Foods, Inc., North Bergen, N.J. 07042, labeled in part: "***La Fe***MAMEY***NET WT.14 oz. (397 grams)***Product of Guatemala"
d) "La Fe" brand distributed by Gonzalez & Tapanes Foods, Inc., North Bergen, N.J. 07042, labeled in part: "***La Fe **MAMEY**NET WT.14 oz. (397 grams)**Product of Honduras***"
e) Bulk product in 5 lb packages with no brand name labeled in part: "***MAMEY***Mammea americana***Net Weight 5 Lbs. Product of Guatemala*** BY AGRODEX***Amatitlan***".
Recall #F-343-9.

CODE
All product on the market at time of recall initiation.

MANUFACTURER
Agrodex S.A., Amatitlan, Guatemala and Centrex San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

RECALLED BY
Jagua Trading Group Corporation, Miami, Florida, by letters on February 26, 1999, and March 5, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing. See also FDA talk paper T99-11 dated February 20, 1999, and FDA press release P99-6 dated March 8, 1999.

DISTRIBUTION
Florida, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina.

QUANTITY
Approximately 9,445 cases were distributed.

REASON
Product was epidemiologically associated with an outbreak of typhoid fever caused by Salmonella typhi.

PRODUCT # 2
Frozen Mamey in 14 ounce retail packages. Recall #F-348-9.

CODE
All product on the market at the time of the recall.

MANUFACTURER
Coco, S.A., La Escuadrilla, Guatemala.

RECALLED BY
L & J General International, Miami, Florida, by visit and by letter hand delivered or faxed on or about March 11, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing. See also FDA talk paper T99-11 dated February 20, 1999, and FDA press release P99-6 dated March 8, 1999.

DISTRIBUTION
Florida, New York, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina.

QUANTITY
Approximately 3,104 cases were distributed.

REASON
Product was epidemiologically associated with an outbreak of typhoid fever caused by Salmonella typhi.

 

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