The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to eat mamey-flavored ice cream sold under the La Nuestra brand because of potential health risks.
Montalvan’s Sales Inc. of Ontario, California, which sells the brand, has voluntarily recalled the product, the FDA said. The ice cream was distributed through retail stores and restaurants in Nevada and California.
"This recall was initiated after Montalvan’s Sales, Inc. was notified by FDA and CDC that the affected product was made with La Nuestra Mamey Pulp which was implicated via a strong epidemiologic link to a recent outbreak of Typhoid Fever [caused by Salmonella typhi] in several Western States," the FDA said in a statement.
The recalled "La Nuestra" brand Mamey Ice Cream was distributed in the states of NV, and CA, through retail stores & restaurant establishments.
The La Nuestra brand Mamey Ice Cream comes in a 1 pint paper container & also a 1.5 gallon plastic pail. All lot numbers are affected by this recall. The UPC Codes for the 1 pint size ice cream is 7-56869-17610-2 and the UPC Code for the 1.5 gallon size of ice cream is 7-56869-17599-0.