Linking a Salmonella Typhi outbreak to frozen mamey fruit pulp, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged consumers to discard La Nuestra® or Goya® fruit products in their possession and find out what brand is in use by street vendors before purchasing the mamey fruit-based juices and fruit shakes they sell. At least nine consumers in California and Nevada have apparently developed typhoid fever from the outbreak. FDA has also indicated that it will increase its border sampling to prevent contaminated product from entering the United States. See Product Liability Law 360, August 20, 2010.

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