December 7, 2019: New Jersey Company Issues Cut Fruit Recall For Potential Salmonella Contamination

New Jersey Cut Fruit Recall Announced – Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, NJ, has issued a recall for its Fruit Luau mix, which contains cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes, as well as cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple because these products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that most people infected with Salmonella will develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness, referred to as salmonellosis, usually lasts four to seven days.  Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may be fatal.

Tailor Cut Fruit Recall Information

The company reports that the recalled fruit products were distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware between November 15 and December 1, 2019.

The product comes in 2/1 gallon cases with the date of production stamped on the side.

FDA and Pennsylvania Department of Health Investigation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana in Pennsylvania.  According to both agencies, epidemiologic and trace-back evidence indicate that fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey, are a potential source of this outbreak. 

The DOH is investigating 31 laboratory-confirmed illnesses of Salmonella at four healthcare facilities in southeast Pennsylvania. Salmonella Javiana has been identified among cases at three of the four facilities. According to the DOH, epidemiologic evidence indicates that this fruit mix is a potential source of the Salmonella illnesses. The state’s review of invoices shows that a common food eaten by many case patients was the fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce.

Distributors who have purchased the cut fruit products dated November 15 – December 1 are urged to quarantine the recalled product.  Recalled food products should not be distributed, sold, or served.  Recalled food products should not be eaten.

Please see CDC for additional outbreak information.

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