U.S. Warns of Mangoes from Agricola Daniella

U.S. Warns of Mangoes from Agricola Daniella

U.S. Warns of Mangoes from Agricola Daniella

On September 14, 2012, the FDA warned American consumers against eating mangos from the mango supplier Agricola Daniella.  The supplier owners numerous plantations and packing house in Sinaloa, Mexico.  According to reports from the FDA, Salmonella was found in the mangoes. 

The FDA placed the Agricola Daniella on the Import Alert after the brand was recalled by Splendid Products in Burlingame, California.  A Canadian importer also recalled the mangoes.  However, even with recall efforts, 105 people in 16 different states have been infected within Salmonella Braenderup because of the mangoes. 

No consumer should buy the Daniella brand mangoes.  If you recently bought the brand of mangoes, you need to throw them out immediately.  You should not try to wash the mangoes and then eat them.  The contamination may exist on the outside and inside of the fruit.  Consumers can identify the brand by looking on the sticker.  If you can’t find a sticker, ask the retailer for information on the brand. 

Children are the most prone to salmonellosis, and the rate of infection for children 5 years of age and younger is higher than the rate in all other age groups combined.  The elderly and those with weak immune systems are also prone to infection. 

The symptoms of contracting the bacteria include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that can occur 12 hours to 72 hours after the infection.  Some individual will not need treatment to recover, but the infection can spread to the intestines and blood stream where immediate use of antibiotics is necessary. 

The brand of mangoes is denied admission in the country unless the company shows the contamination is eliminated.  If you are showing any of the symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away.  If you have other questions about food safety, you can call 1-888-SAFEFOOD. 

Source: Food and Drug Administration




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