Spokane Produce, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo for potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup. The product was made with Daniella mangoes from Mexico which have been associated with a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 103 people in 16 states.
The recalled product was sold refrigerated under the brand labels Garden Patch or Yoke’s. It was distributed to supermarkets in Washington, Idaho and Montana 16 oz. plastic containers with the UPC code “8869483987.”
Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Symptoms of a Salmonella include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Infections that escape GI tract and enter the bloodstream can cause more severe conditions such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. At least 25 of the 103 people sickened in this outbreak have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
About 70 percent of the case patients reported eating mangoes in the week before becoming ill. Most of those who became ill live in California and most, about 80 percent, are Hispanic. Many of the case patients reported purchasing mangoes from Hispanic markets or grocery stores. Other retailers that have removed the mangoes from store shelves include: Aldi, BI-LO, Copps, Costco, El Super, Food 4 Less, Giant Food, Kroger, Mariano’s, Martin’s Food Market, Metro Market, Pick ‘n Save, Rainbow, Ralph’s, Savemart, Stop & Shop, TOP Food & Drug, Topco, WalMart, and Whole Foods.
Through lab tests health investigators have linked this outbreak to an outbreak in Canada that sickened 22 people. The investigation is ongoing.