For Immediate Release
February 1, 2017
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.
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.