Pat's Exotic Beverages recalls juices it couldn't pasteurize


New York City's Pat's Exotic Beverages Inc. recalled all packages of four of its juices because they were not pasteurized and could contain food-borne pathogens such as listeria and salmonella, according to a state agriculture department official.

Phil Giltner, special assistant to the state agriculture commissioner, told Consumer Ally the Bronx, N.Y.-based company had no pasteurization process -- heating the beverages to kill bacteria -- in place for the juices, meaning they could be contaminated with pathogens and viruses that could cause vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, fever and other illnesses.