Salmonella Scare Prompts Recall of Daniella Brand Mangoes

August 31, 2012

Produce distributor Splendid Products is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Daniella brand mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

photo: Splendid Products

The recalled mangoes, a product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and one of the following PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959.

The recalled mangoes were sold at various retail stores throughout the U.S. between July 12 and August 29, 2012.

Mangoes have been linked to a number of recent cases of salmonellosis in Canada, and may be linked to cases in California and perhaps other states. The recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health.

The most common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life-threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Consumers who believe they may have contracted a Salmonella infection should contact a healthcare provider.

Those who have bought the recalled mangoes are advised not to eat them and to discard them. If there is no identifying sticker on the mango, consider discarding or returning the product to the place of purchase.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Mangoes sold as individual fruit with the sticker brand “Daniella” at various retail stores throughout the U.S. between July 12 and August 29, 2012.

“We want to let everyone know our top priority is public safety,” said Splendid Products general manager Larry Nienkerk. “We have notified all of our customers and we are working with all the government agencies that are involved. We didn’t want to wait.”

Consumers who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall or have additional questions, may call us at 866-918-8758 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday September 1 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern time).

Source: FDA

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