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Mango Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More than 100 People

Mango Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More than 100 People

August 30, 2012 — The fruit company Splendid Products has voluntarily recalled several lots of Daniella brand mangoes due to the risk of salmonella food poisoning. The mangoes have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 100 people in 16 states. The mangoes were sold throughout the United States and Canada from July 12 through August 29, 2012.

The recalled lots of mangoes have PLUs #4959, 3114, 4051, 4311 or 4584. Many grocery stores have already removed these mangoes from store shelves.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still investigating the source of the outbreak, which has been linked to 103 cases of salmonella Braenderup infections. Most of the illnesses occurred in California — at least 73 cases of salmonella food poisoning have occurred there. No deaths have been reported from the outbreak, but at least 26 people have been hospitalized. The California Department of Public Health reported that 67% of people with salmonella poisoning said they ate mangoes.

The genetic fingerprint of the salmonella outbreak has also been linked to an outbreak in Canada. Canadian public health officials are also warning people not to eat Daniella-brand mangoes. At least 22 people have become ill in Canada, according to government health officials.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that about 36% of people who got sick required hospitalization. CDC officials also said “We do not have specific consumer advice at this time regarding eating mangoes.” The agency has not yet determined a specific source for the outbreak.

State health officials in California warned residents against eating Daniella-brand mangoes imported from Mexico.

Salmonella food poisoning (also known as “salmonellosis”) causes gastrointestinal illness within 12-72 hours after a person ingests contaminated food. Symptoms begin with sudden diarrhea, which may be bloody or watery, followed by nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, and more. Most healthy adults recover from the illness within a week. However, salmonellosis can be deadly for young children, the elderly, people with weak immune systems, and pregnant women. The greatest risk is severe dehydration or a blood infection.

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