Salmonella Prompts Juice Recall

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A California company has pulled its orange and grapefruit juice, lemonade and other drinks from store shelves in six states because of possible salmonella contamination.

The voluntary recall by Day-Fresh Foods was taken as a precaution after some people came down with salmonella in Southern California, Nevada and Colorado after drinking the products, company spokeswoman Judy Lynes said Thursday.

Fourteen cases have been reported, said Ruth Welch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"At this point, no salmonella has been found in any of the product," but testing continues, she said.

Symptoms of salmonella include fever, severe headache, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to infection.

The recalled products were sold in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state. They have "best if used by" dates on or before May 4, the company said.

The drinks include Naked brand orange and grapefruit juice, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, old-fashioned lemonade and Tangerine Scream. Also Ferraro's orange juice, Von's orange and grapefruit juices and Trader Joe's blood orange juice.