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Unpasteurized Orange Juice Recall

A Florida company is recalling all unpasteurized orange juice because of the potential concern of Salmonella.

Alan Wagmeister, Special Projects Producer, WFMY News 2

July 18, 2005

Fort Pierce, FL -- Orchid Island Juice Company is voluntarily recalling all unpasteurized orange juice only with a code date of 7/25/05 or earlier.

The company says these products may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems.

Otherwise healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can include severe arthritis.

So far, the FDA suspects 15 cases of the illness and is working with the company to determine the source.

Consumers may have purchased the juice at restaurants, hotels, resorts, or country clubs.

In addition, all unpasteurized frozen orange juice with expiration codes of 04-25-2007 through 07-08-2007 for Just Pik't and Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company brands, 18-04-2008 through 10-06-2008 for Floridella brands, bottle codes S3.2007.04.27 through S2.2007.06.27 for Herders and St. Marc brands, and bottle code OE55 S1125 for the Sundecker brand.

Consumers should just throw away the juice and return just the container to the store of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions, you can contact the company at (772) 465-1122.

More on this outbreak: Orchid Island Orange Juice Salmonella Outbreak

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