On Dec. 6, the Food and Drug Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Health advised that the foodservice companies who received the fruit salad to not sell or serve it. The company recalled the product on Dec. 7, and the FDA posted it on its website on Dec. 8, according to the FDA.
As of Dec. 9, there were 33 cases of Salmonella Javiana traced to the fruit product from Tailor Cut Produce, North Brunswick, N.J., according to the FDA.
The fresh-cut fruit was distributed to foodservice operators, including restaurants, hotels and hospitals in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania from Nov. 15-Dec. 1. The fruit is packed in 2/1 gallon cases.
The company has halted production of the product while it and the FDA investigate the source of the salmonella, according to the FDA.