Mangoes source of Salmonella outbreak in California, other states
A Salmonella Braenderup outbreak traced to contaminated mangoes was detected among residents of 15 states in 2012. 25 people were hospitalized due to their mango-related Salmonella infections.
On September 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 121 Salmonella Braenderup cases associated with fresh mangoes grown in Mexico had been counted by state and federal health officials. The CDC stated that 93 Salmonella outbreak cases had been reported in California, and that other states were continuing to report Salmonella cases to the agency. The case-count in each state was reported as follows: California (93), Delaware (1), Hawaii (4), Idaho (1), Illinois (2), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (8), and Wisconsin (1).
Mangoes Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak
On August 27, Daniella-brand mangoes imported from Mexico were recalled in the United States due to potential Salmonella contamination. Splendid Products of Burlingame, Calif, which distributes the fruit, issued the recall after the announcement that the fruit had been identified as the likely source of the Salmonella outbreak. Retailers including Copps, Giant Food, Mariano’s, Martin’s Food Market, Metro Market, Pick’n Save, Rainbow, Stop & Shop, TOP Food & Drug and Costco all recalled Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico due to potential Salmonella contamination. Mangoes recalled for Salmonella Braenderup contamination were labeled with a sticker printed with PLU# 4959. TOP Food & Drug listed mangoes labeled with PLUs 3114, 4051, 4311 and 4584 as subject to recall for Salmonella contamination.
On September 13, the FDA placed Agricola Daniella mangoes on import alert, which means that they will be denied admission into the United States unless the importer can prove they are not contaminated with Salmonella.
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