The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a roundup of all recalled mangoes from the Mexican company whose fruits have been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. Many have been listed individually in prior recalls, but this announcement lists the four U.S. distributors who imported the recalled mangoes and all of the companies who have filed secondary recall announcements with FDA.
These four U.S. distributors – two in California and two in Texas – imported mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a Sinaloa, Mexico-based company that owns several farms and one packing house there. Mangoes from the company have now been named as the likely source of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has sickened 121 people in the U.S. and 21 people in Canada to date.
The distributors named in this latest mango update — issued Thursday — include Coast Citrus Distributors, Inc. of San Diego, CA, Food Source Inc. of Edinburg, TX, GM Produce Sales of Hidalgo, TX and Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA, which issued its own recall of mangoes from Agricola Daniella on August 29.
In its mango recall roundup, FDA lists the companies that have issued their own recalls of mangoes purchased from these distributors and sold them in retail locations. These firms include:
Click on the names of retailers above for a description of their recalled products.
Some of the recalled mangoes may bear a sticker with codes 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114. (Thanks to Food Safety News)
We filed a Salmonella lawsuit (2:12-cv-01508) against Splendid Products of Burlingame, California, one of the distributors of Daniella mangoes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control and Prevention have identified as the source of a nationwide Salmonella Braenderup outbreak in August 2012. To date a total of 121 persons in the US have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from 15 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is 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). 25 ill persons have been hospitalized.
The lawsuit was filed in the Western District Court of Washington at Seattle on behalf of 92- year-old Dorothy Pearce of Stanwood, Washington. According to the complaint, in late August 2012 Ms. Pearce consumed a Salmonella-contaminated Daniella brand mango that had been distributed and sold by Splendid Products. Ms. Pearce fell ill on August 20, 2012 and over the next two days suffered from a variety of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe stomach cramping. She was admitted to Providence Hospital on August 22, 2012 where lab tests confirm she had Salmonella and that the serotype was Salmonella Braenderup, which is the serotype associated with the Daniella mango outbreak. Ms. Pearce was hospitalized for 10 days.