The CDC reports that 105 have been sickened by Salmonella-tainted Mangoes. The recalled mangoes were packed in Mexico and distributed by Splendid Products in Burlingame, California and by North American Produce Sales, Vancouver, BC. The mangoes were sold between July 12, 2012 and August 29, 2012 throughout the United States and Canada. The mangoes were sold as individual fruit with the sticker brand “Daniella.” Each fruit was also marked with a small sticker with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114.
The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: California (80), Delaware (1), Hawaii (3), Idaho (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (6), and Wisconsin (1). Canada has reported 21 ill thus far – British Columbia (16) and Alberta (5).
According to Splendid Products and news sources, the mangoes were sold in the US as individual fruit at Aldi, BI-LO, Copps, Costco, El Super, Food4Less, Giant Eagle, Giant Food, Kroger, Mariano’s, Martin’s Food Market, Metro Market, Pick ‘n Save, Rainbow, Ralph’s, Savemart, Stop & Shop, Topco, TOP Food & Drug, TOPS, Walmart and Whole Foods. In Canada Sobeys and Costco have recalled mangoes. Splendid Products also announced that about 100,000 boxes of the fruit were sold to retailers and wholesalers in the US. A box carries between eight to 10 mangoes. How many mangoes were sold in Canada is unclear.
More illnesses are expected to be counted in both the US and Canada. In addition, products containing mangoes, such as fruit salads, are expected to be recalled as well.