June 27, 1999
Sun Orchard Recalls Non-Pasteurized Orange
Recall Expanded to All
Non-Pasteurized Orange Juice
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Recall Expanded to Include Vareva
Brand Frozen Non-Pasteurized Orange Juice
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Tempe, AZ (SafetyAlerts) - Sun Orchard has voluntarily recalled its non-pasteurized
orange juice. According to the company and FDA, the orange juice may be linked to a
salmonella outbreak that occurred in mid-June in Washington State and Oregon.
According to health officials, 13 people in the Seattle area have been infected with
salmonella bacteria. None of the cases appear to be long-term, nor required
The juice appears to have had extensive
distribution. At least 85 restaurants and other food outlets are known to have received
the juice in Western Washington; additional outlets are likely, but are unknown at this
"In King County, we have had 13 confirmed
cases related to this outbreak and several other suspected, but unconfirmed cases,"
said Janice Boase, Deputy Chief of Communicable Disease and Epidemiologist for Public
Health - Seattle & King County " All of the people currently identified have
experienced sypmtoms typical of salmonella and are recovering from their illness and have
not required hospitalization."
Usually, only 8 cases of S. muenchen are
reported in Washington State each year.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes infection
of the intestines. Symptoms usually develop 6-72 hours after the bacteria are swallowed.
Symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, headache, fever, vomiting, and dehydration. These
may disappear without treatment in 2-5 days.
Persons who believe that they drank
unpastuerized orange juice and develop the symptoms of salmonella should consult their
health care provider for diagnosis and care. Treatment for salmonella infections consists
of rest and drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Consumers having questions about unpastuerized
orange juice products may call 1-800-505-8423.
Sun Orchard is a full service manufacturer and
distributor of freshly squeezed single strength citrus products.
For more information contact:
Biz Dailey 206-213-7012