SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Paleta California Co. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has recalled its mamey (mah-MAY') frozen fruit bar because of a possible link to a rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever.
The company says the "Mamey Supreme Cream Bars" were distributed only in Southern California.
Paleta California says retail stores sold the frozen fruit bars, which have the UPC number 636418002000.
The company says the frozen fruit bars were made from contaminated mamey pulp that Goya Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled on Aug. 12, after it was linked to a typhoid fever outbreak in California and Nevada. So far no illnesses have been reported from the mamey fruit bars.
Mamey, or zapote (zah-POH'-teh), is a fruit popular in Latin America and the Caribbean.