Defective Mandarin Orange Cans Recalled by Pittsburgh Food Bank

Defective Mandarin Orange Cans Recalled by Pittsburgh Food Bank
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April 1, 2016

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has issued a recall for a canned fruit item with defective packaging.

The organization is recalling one lot of Imperial Choice Mandarin Oranges Broken Segments in Light Syrup. Some of the cans from this lot may leak, bulge, or burst open. In addition, the product may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed.

The recalled product is packaged in an 11 ounce can with a black and blue label, with code 4200/01029 printed on the bottom of the can.

The affected cans were distributed through the Food Bank's network of pantries throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania from August 2015 through January 2016.

Bulging cans may be swollen at the top, bottom or both ends. Even if cans from this lot appear normal, this product should not be eaten.

Any consumer who has cans from this lot should dispose of them. Pantries with cans from this lot should remove them from their shelves and contact the Food Bank with an inventory of how many cans are remaining.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at (412) 460-3663.