June 17, 2024

Largest Multi-State Food Poisoning Outbreaks Of 2012: #3

A Salmonella outbreak linked mangoes imported from Mexico was the third largest multi-state food poisoning outbreak of 2012, based on the total number of people sickened. The outbreak, which was announced in August, sickened 127 people in 15 states. The mangoes were distributed throughout the US and Canada and sold at various retail stores. On August 29, 2012, Splendid Products of Burlingame, Calif., the US distributor, issued a recall for Daniella brand mangoes with the PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. The recalled mangoes were sold at various retail stores throughout the U.S. Two weeks after the recall, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put the Mexican supplier of the mangoes, Argicola Daniella of Sinloa, Mexico on import alert, meaning the company’s mangoes … [Read more...]

After Salmonella Outbreak, Mango Industry Examines Itself

After an August Salmonella outbreak linked to imported mangoes sickened 127 people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to step up inspections of the fruit. Now, the mango industry is mango is trying to figure out best food safety protocols. In a letter to mango producers, National Mango Board President William Watson said a risk assessment was scheduled to begin later this month.  “Food safety expert, Sergio Nieto-Montenegro, Ph.D. of Hispanic Workforce Management will visit facilities in the producing countries as well as receiving warehouses here in the U.S. to identify opportunities for improvement. He will work with each of the FMOs in the producing countries, as well as government officials, to get the most complete input. This report along with industry input will … [Read more...]

Final Update on Daniella Mango Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued their final update on the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with mangoes imported from Mexico. The outbreak appears to be over. A total of 127 people in 15 states were sickened with the outbreak strain of the bacteria. Thirty-three people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has filed lawsuits for many Salmonella victims, said "the companies responsible for this outbreak need to be held accountable for the suffering of these patients." The mangoes were recalled in August and September of this year. FDA investigators found Salmonella bacteria in Daniella mangoes imported from Mexico that matches the outbreak strain found in victims. The company, Agricola Daniella of Mexico, is on … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Mango Products for Possible Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce is recalling some fresh-cut fruit packages made with mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. There is a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella mangoes imported from Mexico that has sickened at least 121 people in 15 states. The long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number, pack size, brand, best by dates, and states where they were for sale can be found at the FDA site. The products include Del Monte bowls and 7 Eleven Fresh to Go fruit cups. They were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Most of the best buy dates were for the end of September, 2012. Look carefully at the long list of recalled … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Fresh Cut Mango Products for Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is recalling 1,600 bowls of fresh-cut mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. This recall is issued in cooperation with the FDA's warning to not consume mangoes imported from Aricola Daniella in Mexico. The recalled product was distributed between September 8 and 12, 2012 by retailers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. The containers are clear, plastic 32 ounce bowls with a Del Monte® label on top. One product has a best by date of 9/18/12 and lot code 05252101, and the other has best by date of 9/22/12 and lot code 03256100. The UPC number for both products is 7-62357-07532-1. There have not been any illnesses linked to the consumption of this particular product. If … [Read more...]

United Salad Recalls Mango Products for Salmonella

United Salad is recalling mango products for possible Salmonella contamination. This type of product is eaten without a kill, or cooking step, by the consumer. You can see the list of recalled products, which includes Island Medley, Island Fruit Medley, Fruit Mix Ensalada, cut mango products, Salsa, and whole mangoes, at the FDA site. The products were distributed to retailers and supermarkets from 9/1/12 to 9/17/12 in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Anyone who has these products should not consume them; destroy or discard it or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. For questions, call the company at 1-800-547-5536 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PT. … [Read more...]

Mexico Denies Outbreak Strain of Salmonella Braenderup on Mangoes

Government officials in Mexico have denied that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup has been found anywhere in the packing house for Daniella mangoes. The nationwide outbreak of that bacteria that has sickened at least 121 people in 15 states has been linked to the mangoes, and the FDA just placed Danielle mangoes on the Import Alert list. This is the Google translation of that statement: "The Federal Government concluded research to help clarify the import alerts issued by Canada and the United States of America (USA) to the packinghouse Daniella Mangos, for the possible presence of Salmonella Braenderup, and after exhaustive work of agencies health and epidemiology, no contamination was found at the premises of the Mexican company by the strain causing the outbreak in … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

CDC Updates Multistate Salmonella Braenderup Mango Outbreak

The CDC has updated its investigation into the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to imported Daniella mangoes from Mexico. So far, 121 people in 15 states are ill with the outbreak strain of the bacteria. Twenty-five people have been hospitalized, and there are no deaths. The 17 new cases are from four states: California (13), Hawaii (1), Illinois (1), and Washington (2). The number of ill people 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). Illness onset dates range form July 3, 2012 to August 27, 2012. The age range is less than 1 year to 86 years; the median patient age is … [Read more...]

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s Pull Daniella Mangoes

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's stores are all pulling Daniella mangoes from the store shelves because they are part of hte national Splendid Products recall. The mangoes are being recalled for possible Salmonella Braenderup contamination. These mangoes have PLU number 4051 and purchase dates from August 14 to August 29, 2012. In addition, one packaged item sold at Food Lion is being recalled because it was made with the Daniella mangoes. It is Garden Highway Mango Medley with UPC number 8-26766-21437 with a sell-by date of August 28, 2012. If you have purchased any of these products, dispose of them and bring the receipt or sticker back to the place of purchase for a refund. All of these companies are affiliates or divisions of Delhaize Group. Food Lion is located in 10 Southeastern … [Read more...]

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