Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix is possibly the source of a Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania that has sickened 31 people, according to the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA). The outbreak includes illnesses reported from two nursing homes and two hospitals in the southeastern part of the state. Many of those sickened ate the fruit mix, which contains cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes, before they became ill.
Tailor Cut Produce, based in New Brunswick, NJ, distributes its products to restaurants, schools, banquet facilities, hotels and institutional establishments in three states: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The FDA is recommending that the company’s clients not sell or serve this product.
A recall has not yet been announced and Tailor Cut Produce does not have information about the illnesses on its website, but the FDA said the company’s leadership plans to work with the agency on a recall.
Salmonella can cause serious illness and death. And those most at risk of severe illness are young children, seniors and people with compromised immune systems. “Hopefully, the schools, nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions that received this product have been notified,” said Salmonella lawyer Fred Pritzker, whose law firm, Pritzker Hageman, represents people sickened by contaminated food.
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