Mangoes recalled from campus Wawa

Fruit contaminated by salmonella now off shelves at 36th, Chestnut store

· September 4, 2012, 10:36 pm

The popular food stop Wawa at 36th and Chestnut streets was part of a four-state wide recall of prepackaged fruit and parfaits.

Wawa and Taylor Farms New Jersey voluntarily recalled nine different products on Aug. 30 that contain or may have been in contact with Daniella Brand mangoes in 135 stores across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency identified Daniella Brand mangos to be potentially contaminated with salmonella, according to an Aug. 30 Wawa press release.

There have been no reported illnesses due to the products recalled by Taylor Farms New Jersey, but federal health officials are currently investigating 103 known cases of salmonella infection.

The only products affected both have expiration dates of Sept. 3 or earlier and a specific Julian code — a system for dating manufactured items telling the number of days that have passed since Jan 1.

Health officials in the United States and Canada are trying to figure out how the mangoes became infected.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health only involves itself with mandatory recalls, according to spokesperson Jeff Moran.

On Aug. 10, Ready Pac Foods recalled apples distributed to Wawa stores across the U.S. and several fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s and Burger King, due to listeria concerns.

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