DPHSS Today Announced FDA’s March 20 Voluntary Recall of Some “Helados La Tapatia” Products From Guam

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Guam – Two weeks after the FDA announced the voluntary recall of some “Helados La Tapatia” products from Guam, Guam Public Health has issued notice of the recall.

 

READ the DPHSS annoucement issued today:

DPHSS Release No. 2014-025

Helados La Tapatia, Inc.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services, in coordination with the U. S. Food & Drug Administration, would like to inform the public of a voluntary recall involving all ice cream products, popsicles, fruit bars/fruit cups, and bolis due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.  Helados La Tapatia, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.  The products are sold under the brand names of Helados La Tapatia Icesations.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  Listeria infection can cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

To date, the Division of Environmental Health has determined that the implicated products were sold at Payless Supermarkets (Agana, Micronesia Mall, Dededo, Yigo, Oka, Sinajana, Mangilao, and Sumay).   All affected products have been removed from retail sale.

UPC Nos.       Helados La Tapatia
34242-15001 -Strawberry Milk Bar
34242-50002 -Coconut Milk Bar
34242-15003 -Cookies & Cream Milk Bar
34242-15004 -Mamey Milk Bar
34242-30007 -Dozen Mix Bag; Assorted Flavors
34242-30010 -Dozen Mix Bag Bolis
34242-20013 -Coffee Milk Bars

The Department has not received any local reports of injuries or illnesses associated with the consumption of these recalled commodities. Consumers who have purchased the items listed above are urged to return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-559-441-1105 Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PDT).  A toll free number (1-855-893-1171) will be available. Consumers can also contact the company at helatapatia@sbcglobal.net.

For any questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health at 735-7221.

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