Public Alert No: 013/2022 – Recall Of Vadilal Frozen Custard Apple Pulp By Vadilal Industries Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination
March 16, 2022,
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has received information from US FDA on the voluntary recall of two (2) batches of Vadilal Frozen Custard Apple Pulp by Vadilal Industries (USA) Inc. of Newark, NJ because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recall was initiated after FDA received a single complaint reporting 5 illnesses and FDA sampling revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Recalled Product details:
The product is packaged in 1kg (35.27-ounce) packets labeled as “Custard Apple Pulp” with the following details;
|Product Description & Size
|Batch /lot code
|Custard Apple Pulp
Consumers who have consumed this product and are experiencing Salmonella symptoms listed above should report to their physician for examination.
NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, retailers and the public to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale and distribution of the product pictured above or report if found to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 or 0800-1-623322) TOLL FREE from all networks) or via email@example.com or via eReporting platform available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng