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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is announcing a voluntary recall of one lot of Imperial Choice Mandarin Oranges Broken Segments in Light Syrup because some of the cans from this lot may leak, bulge or burst open.

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The product may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed. This recall only affects cans marked with code 4200/01029.

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. This recall only involves product that was distributed August 2015 through January 2016 through the Food Bank’s network of pantries throughout Southwestern PA. It was also distributed at Produce to People distributions in Allegheny Valley, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, McKeesport, Sheraden, Southside, Washington and West Greene and through emergency aid boxes provided to people visiting the Food Bank’s facility in Duquesne, PA.

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. The Food Bank is in communication with its supplier of this product and the Food and Drug Administration regarding this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date.

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