September 14, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella of Mexico. Testing has identified Salmonella contamination in mangoes from this producer. The agency has placed an import alert on the mangoes, meaning that Agricola Daniella mangoes will be denied admission into the United States.
The FDA is advising customers who have already purchased Daniella brand mangoes to throw them away. Mangoes purchased individually should be marked with stickers. If there is any doubt about the origin of a mango, throw it out. Customers should also thoroughly wash their hands and disinfect any surfaces the mangoes might have contaminated (including cutting boards, utensils, and kitchen surfaces).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has linked the mangoes to an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, which has sickened at least 105 people in 16 states. The California Department of Public Health stated that 36% of people who got sick required hospitalization, and two-thirds of the people who were interviewed reported eating mangoes before getting sick.
Federal health officials visited plantations and a packing house located in Sinaloa, Medico, and identified the strain of salmonella that caused the outbreak in the United States.
Daniella brand mangoes were previously recalled on August 29, 2012, by their U.S. importer, Splendid Products, a company based in Burlingame, California. An importer in Canada has also recalled the mangoes. Some companies that used the fruit in their products have also issued recalls.
Salmonella is typically transferred to the inner flesh of a fruit when a consumer slices the fruit open using a knife. Once ingested, salmonella causes food poisoning within 72 hours. The illness causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, headache, and muscle aches, and can last several days. Children are most likely to become seriously ill. Approximately 400 people die of salmonella food poisoning every year.
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