The New York State Agriculture Commissioner has alerted consumers about Pats Exotic Beverages recall of all Carrot Juice beverages, Carrot Beet beverages, Carrot Limes beverages and Cucumber beverages. This is because it has been uncovered that the beverages have not been adequately processed and consequently, may contain harmful food pathogens.
Food borne pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses and symptoms, including: vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, fever, headaches, muscle pain, muscle weakness, or life threatening illnesses and death.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors discovered the risk of contamination following an inspection of Pats Exotic Beverages manufacturing processes. The department found that Pats Exotic Beverages did not have the required processes in place in order to control food pathogens. All sales of Pats Exotic Beverages have been suspended.
Consumers are advised to discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase. No illnesses have been reported so far, but it was important for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food to take this action. Over $800 billion each year is the estimated cost to the U.S. for damage resulting from consumer products.
Food pathogens can lead to infections and disease. For this reason, there are several governmental bodies that oversee the food industry, including: the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
These organizations must be very proactive when it comes to protecting the public from harmful food contaminants. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring that recalls occur before injuries occur. It is also difficult for consumers to receive information about recalls unless they turn to resources, such as our resource that provides information about some of the biggest recalls.
Burton Padove, Indiana and Illinois lawyer, is available to help those who are injured because of products that are recalled. He can be reached at (877) 446 5294.