At least 121 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup tied to Mexican mangoes have been reported from 15 states, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The vast majority of the reported illnesses have been in California, which has reported 93 individuals tied to the outbreak. The other states with reported illnesses are as follows: 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).
In an update Friday, CDC said 25 of those sickened have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
So far the federal, state, and local investigation into the outbreak has pointed to Daniella brand mangoes imported from Sinaloa, Mexico. The fruit were imported by Splendid Products of Bulingame, CA and were shipped to retailers and distributors across the United States and Canada. CDC’s update said mongoes are a “likely source.”
The importer and dozens of retailers have recalled Daniella mangoes over concerns about Salmonella contamination. For an updated list of retailers see eFoodAlert.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed Agriclola Daniella on Import Alert, which means that the mangoes will be denied admission into the United States unless the importer can show that the fruit are not contaminated with Salmonella through pathogen testing or other means.
“Daniella brand mangoes can be identified by product stickers,” said CDC in the update. “For mangoes without stickers, consumers should ask their retailer for brand information. When in doubt, throw it out.”
Splendid Products has a list of recalled product on their website, which includes images of labels and boxes. The company recalled mangoes with PLU codes 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 and 4959. See more photos here: http://www.splendidmangos.com/© Food Safety News