Frozen Fruit Bars Sold In 17 States Recalled Over Salmonella Contamination

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Helados Mexico

Check your freezers!

Tropicale Foods has issued a voluntary recall of 5,224 Helados Mexico Mini Cream Variety Packs because the mango bars may potentially be contaminated with salmonella, posing a serious risk to the young, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

The impacted items include a product best by date of “MO Best By 10/11/2025” printed on the bottom of the box.

Affected Helados Mexico Mini Cream Variety Packs were distributed at retail locations in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and certain locations in Europe.

So far no illnesses have been reported.

According to the FDA, food contaminated with salmonella may look, smell, and taste normal. Consumption of contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, the most common symptoms of which are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after consumption.

Most people recover without treatment, however, in rare circumstances, infection can produce more severe illness and require hospitalization. Older adults, infants, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals are at higher risk of developing a severe illness and should seek medical attention if symptoms arise.

Consumers with the affected product are urged not to consume it and to dispose of it immediately. Those with questions may contact the company at (909) 563-3090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday.

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