Daniella brand mangoes have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that has sickened more than 100 people in 15 states. Health authorities in the United States have recently placed import restrictions on the Mexican mangoes. The first lawsuit has been filed, and it is likely that more people will come forward seeking justice and compensation for their injuries.
What You Can Do & How a Daniella Mango Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Daniella mango induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Daniella mangoes contaminated with salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
September 14, 2012 — The FDA and CDC have conclusively traced the outbreak to Daniella brand mangoes imported from Mexico. The agencies have placed import restrictions on the mangoes. Click here to read more.
September 7, 2012 — The first lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 92 year-old woman who got salmonella food poisoning after eating Daniella brand mangoes.
What’s the problem?
Daniella brand mangoes were first recalled on August 29, 2012, by the U.S. importer Splendid Products. A Canadian importer has also recalled the fruit, which sickened at least 22 people in Canada. Several other companies who used mangoes in their products have also issued recalls.
In the United States, at least 105 people in 16 states have been sickened by Daniella mangoes. The strain of salmonella identified in the outbreak is Salmonella Braenderup.
Health authorities at the state and federal level have collaborated to identify the source of the outbreak. The California Department of Public Health interviewed people who were sickened with salmonella food poisoning. Of these, 67% reported eating mangoes.
Investigators went to Mexico to test for the presence of Salmonella Braenderup. After testing plantations and packaging facilities in Sinaloa, Mexico, several samples tested positive for the strain.
Government authorities have placed import restrictions on mangoes from Agricola Daniella of Mexico. The produce will remain banned until an independent testing company finds no trace of salmonella contamination.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should not buy Daniella brand mangoes. Consumers who have already purchased Daniella brand mangoes should throw the produce away in a sealed plastic bag — even if some of the fruit has already been eaten without causing illness. Consumers who are unsure whether their mango is from Daniella should look for a sticker on the fruit, which should have the brand of the fruit. When in doubt, throw it out.
After the fruit is removed from the home, consumers should disinfect areas that may have been contaminated with a bleach solution. Disinfect any surfaces, cutting boards, or utensils that have been contaminated. When cutting fruit, a knife can transfer salmonella to the interior of the fruit. Salmonella can also remain on the knife and contaminate other food.
Consumers who handle mangoes should thoroughly wash their hands.
Symptoms of Mango Salmonella Food Poisoning
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) appear 12-72 hours after contaminated food is eaten. Symptoms may include:
- High fever
- Diarrhea, which may be bloody or watery
- Abdominal cramps
- And more
Most people who get sick recover without requiring hospitalization. The illness can last up to seven days.
Children are most likely to become seriously ill. Salmonellosis can be deadly, especially in vulnerable populations (children, the elderly, people with weak immune systems). Severe vomiting and/or diarrhea can cause life-threatening dehydration. The bacteria may also cause a blood infection. About 400 people die of salmonellosis in the United States every year.
Do I have a Daniella Mango Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Daniella mango induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Daniella mango food poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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