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Companies Recall Products Containing Mangoes Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week announced recalls of various products made with mangoes that are the suspected source of the Salmonella Braenderup bacteria currently causing a nationwide outbreak.

Washington State-based Spokane Produce, Inc. voluntarily recalled a lot of its pineapple/mango pico de gallo Wednesday. On Thursday, World Foods, LLC issued a voluntary recall of fruit salsas and cut fruit variety packs. Products subject to these recalls were made with Daniella brand mangoes imported from Mexico by Splendid Products of Burlingame, California, which are thought to be the vehicle of the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 105 people in 16 states to date.

Products subject to recall include the following:

From Spokane Produce

A total of 128 plastic containers of Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo made by Spokane Produce, Inc. are being recalled. Packages are 16 oz. in size and are marked with UPCode 8869483987. The items are sold under the brand names of Garden Patch or Yoke’s. Product is market with a use-by date of 9/10/12 or earlier.

The recalled pico de gallos were distributed to 11 inland northwest supermarkets in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Consumers who purchased the recalled product are urged not to eat it and to discard it or return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions can call the company at 509-710-8301.

From World Foods

World Foods, LLC is recalling certain lots of its Tropical Salsa, Fresh Island Medley and Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl — all sold at retail locations in Central and South Florida.

Brand Product Pack Size UPC Code Date

Garden Highway Tropical Salsa 11 oz. 8.26766-42210.4 8/31/2012

Garden Highway Tropical Salsa 11 oz 8.26766-42210.4 9/1/2012

Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Island Medley 1 lb 0.21140-01696.6 8/30/2012

Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Island Medley 1 lb 0.21140-01696.6 8/31/2012

Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl 1 lb 0.21140-01701.7 8/30/2012
Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl 1 lb 0.21140-01701.7 8/31/2012
Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl 1.5 lb 0.21140-01707.9 8/30/2012
Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl 1.5 lb 0.21140-01707.9 8/31/2012

Packages bear a plant code of P-009 on the label adjacent to the UPC bar code.

Customers who purchased any of the affected products should destroy or discard it. Those with questions can call the company at 1-407-851-4504 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST.

These two recalls are the first of products made with Daniella mangoes to be announced by FDA. The agency has also published two recalls of whole mangoes, one by Splendid and one by Giant Foods, which bought whole mangoes from Splendid and sold them at retail locations. At least 12 other U.S. companies who bought Daniella mangoes for retail sale have issued their own recalls of the mangoes, but FDA has not posted these recalls on its website. An additional 8 retailers are known to have purchased Daniella mangoes, but have not yet issued recalls of the fruits.

From Winn-Dixie

Late Friday, Winn-Dixie joined the recall associated with Daniella Brand Mangoes distributed by Splendid Products by recalling select cut fruit produced by the Renaissance Food Group.

Like the others, the cut fruit contains mango that has the potential for contamination with Salmonella braenderup.

Specific products recalled by Winn-Dixie include Garden Highway-brand Tropical Salsa, and Fruit Burst and Island Medley varieties of cut fruit sold under the Winn-Dixie name. The recalled products will have a plant number of P-009 on the product label that will be located to the left of the universal product code (UPC).

The recall is only for product sold in central and south Florida stores from the following counties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

The specific recalled items include:

-11 oz. Garden Highway Tropical Salsa Cut Fruit with UPC 82676642210 and sell-by dates of 8/31/12 and 9/1/12.

-16 oz. Fruit Burst Cut Fruit with UPC 2114001701 and sell-by dates of 8/30/12 and 8/31/12.

-24 oz. Fruit Burst Cut Fruit with UPC 2114001707 and sell-by dates of 8/30/12 and 8/31/12.

-16 oz. Island Medley Cut Fruit with UPC 2114001696 and sell-by dates of 8/30/12 and 8/31/12.

From BI-LO

BI-LO stores also late Friday announced an immediate voluntary recall on whole Daniella brand mangoes sold with a universal product code (UPC) of 0-00000-04051 in stores between July 12 and Aug. 27, 2012.

The recalled mangoes, a product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker.

The 206 store BI-LO chain is based in Mauldin, SC and serves markets in the South.

From Stop and Shop

With 400 stores in the Northeast, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, followed up on the voluntary recall by Splendid Products by removing from sale all Daniella mangos due to possible salmonella contamination and issuing its own recall.

The following product, purchased between July 12 and August 24, 2012 is recalled: Daniella mangos, PLU 4959.

Stop & Shop said it is aware of illnesses reported in Canada and associated with this recall.

Stop and Shop customers who have purchased mangoes are urged to discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt in for a full refund.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include the Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, and Stop and Shop recall information.

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