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Barberi International Inc. Recalls Frozen Ajiaco Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2017



David Rodriguez
786 845 0037


Barberi International Inc., based in Miami, Florida, is recalling its Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco (vegetable mix) product across Florida due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco (vegetable mix) product being recalled was sold in 2 lb. plastic bags with the UPC number 85641400172 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier. This product was distributed in Florida and sold to the below stores between December 24, 2016 thru January 22, 2017. Out of an abundance of caution, Barberi International Inc. is recalling this product from these stores. 

  • Bravo Supermarket
  • Kissimmee Meat Produce
  • Fancy Fruit and Produce
  • Riverview Fresh Market
  • La Sabrosita
  • La Placita
  • Unidos Supermarket
  • El Mariachi Latino
  • Las Mercedes
  • Antonys Fruit produce and Meat Market
  • La 41 Meat Market
  • The Latin Brothers
  • La Grande Supermarket
  • Tienda La Paisa
  • Quick Stop Latino
  • Latin American Supermarket
  • Las Americas Grocery and Deli
  • Blooming Latin Market
  • Mexico Lindo
  • Colenvia
  • Tienda Los Amigos
  • El Aguila Supermarket
  • Thrifty Specialty Produce
  • Meat Emporium
  • El Ricon,
  • Compare
  • La Teresita Meat Market
  • Mi Pueblo
  • El Loco Supermarket
  • Pepes Hacienda
  • La Hacienda
  • Busy Bee
  • Tico Market
  • East Coast Market
  • Pepes Mexican Store


Listeria monocytogenes
was discovered in the Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco after Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services product testing. No other Barberi International food items are impacted by this recall.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Customers who purchased this product should discard it or return it to their local store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Barberi International at (786) 845 0037 Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST.


Product Photos

  • Product image, front label, Sunmba Ajiaco Vegetables Mix NET WT. 1000 g
  • Product image, back label, Sunmba Ajiaco Vegetables Mix NET WT. 1000 g

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