Comercializadora PepsiCo S. de R.L. de C.V. issued a voluntary recall for 15.5 oz., 6 count boxes of Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies due to the potential presence of Salmonella.
The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
The company initiated the voluntary recall on the product below out of a commitment to and concern for consumers. The product covered by this recall was distributed to warehouses in California and Texas and may have reached consumers through select retail stores.
The company is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration to further investigate this issue and ensure the recalled product is removed from store shelves and is no longer distributed. No illnesses related to Salmonella have been confirmed to date.
Consumers who have purchased the above product are advised not to consume it and urged to dispose of it immediately. Consumers may also contact Gamesa Consumer Relations for product questions and further details at 1-877-842-6372 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday) or visit https://contact.pepsico.com/gamesa