Burlingame, California importer Splendid Products has initiated a voluntary recall of Mexico grown Daniella-brand mangoes, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked the fruit to a salmonella outbreak which has sickened 103 people. Last week, a Canadian importer recalled the fruit after 22 instances of salmonella infection were reported. The CDC has confirmed that the DNA of both the Canadian and United States cases are a match. The recall impacts 11 grocery store chains at this time, as yet unidentified.
The mangoes were sold individually and have the Daniella-brand label sticker. The identifying stickers have one of the following PLU numbers: 3314, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. The fruit was sold at various stores across the country between July 12 and August 29. The Food and Drug Administration stated in a release, ” We are moving quickly to learn as much as possible and prevent additional people from becoming ill. We recognize that people will be concerned about this outbreak, and we will continue to provide updates and advice.” The California Department of Public Health is heavily involved in this national investigation, with 73 cases of salmonella Braendercup reported in the state.
Splendid Products said in a Wednesday release, “Those who have bought the recalled mangoes are advised not to eat them and to discard them. If there is no identifying sticker on the mango, consider discarding or returning the product to the place of purchase. General manager, Larry Nienkerk said, ” We want to let everyone know our top priority is public safety. We have notified all of our customers, and we are working with all the government agencies that are involved. We didn’t want to wait.”
Symptoms of salmonella infection are diarrhea, cramps, vomiting and fever, usually within 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Symptoms can continue for up to 7 days and are frequently mistaken for stomach flu. If you experience these symptoms, see your healthcare professional. Salmonella infection can be life-threatening to individuals with compromised immune systems, children and seniors.
We will continue to update information on this and other on-going food recalls as new information becomes available.