Earlier this month, Tailor Cut Produce decided to recall some of its pre-cut fruit and fruit mixes that may be contaminated with salmonella.
Salmonella outbreaks have been in the news a lot lately, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. Earlier this week, New Jersey-based Tailor Cut Produce issued a recall for some of its pre-cut fruit and fruit mixtures over concerns the products may be linked to “more than 30 cases of salmonella.” According to the notice posted on December 7, the recall includes the company’s “cut pineapple, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe, and Fruit Luau mix (which contains pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes) distributed between November 15 and December 1, 2019.”
The Fruit Luau mix also happens to be the common food that 33 infected patients consumed, according to the FDA. Those patients ended up in four hospitals throughout southeast Pennsylvania for treatment. However, even though the cases have all been reported in Pennsylvania so far, the FDA said the recalled fruit may be “found in restaurants, banquet facilities, hotels, schools and institutional food service establishments in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.”
When commenting on the outbreak, FDA spokesperson Peter Cassell said, “We are particularly worried about foodborne illness when it comes to people who are part of vulnerable populations. This is something where we wanted to act very quickly.”
Salmonella is particularly dangerous for those with compromised immune systems, infants, pregnant women, and the elderly. Because of the severity of the matter, facilities that have the recalled products are urged not to serve the fruit. Concerned consumers can contact Tailor Cut Produce at 732 246-2002 for more information about the recall.