November 24, 2014

FDA Finds Salmonella In Daniella Mangoes, Bars US Entry

Salmonella found in Daniella mangoes  matches the outbreak strain that has sickened 121 people in 15 states, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency has  also placed the company, Agricola Daniella of Mexico,  on an import alert meaning that their the mangoes cannot enter the US, unless the company can show that they are not contaminated with Salmonella with test results from a  private lab.

The mangoes, which were distributed in the U.S. by Splendid Products, of Burlingame, California, were recalled on August 29, after illnesses were were linked to them.  Laboratory tests  that use a kind of genetic fingerprint have confirmed that 121 people in 15 states have been sickened by the same outbreak strain, but until now that strain had not been found in the mangoes. The FDA’s finding establishes a strong link between the mangoes and those who were sickened.

Agricola Daniella will remain on this restricted list  until  it can show that “the conditions that gave rise to the appearance of a violation have been identified and resolved and the Agency has confidence that further entries will be in compliance with the Act.” To do this the company must provide: documentation of an investigation into causes of the violation, an evaluation confirmed by a reputable source,  identification of the problem, development of a  corrective action plan documentation that shows the plan has been effective.

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