Dorothy Pearce of Stanwood, Washington filed suit against Splendid Products, Inc. Thursday. The company distributes mangoes that it imports from Mexico under the brand Daniella. These mangoes are the suspected source of the multistate outbreak that has now sickened at least 105 people in 16 states.
Pearce was hospitalized with a Salmonella Braenderup infection after eating a Daniella mango in late August, according to the complaint.
After falling ill on August 20, Pearce was hospitalized at Providence Hospital two days later after experiencing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe stomach cramping.
A stool sample taken while she was in the hospital confirmed her infection to be part of the outbreak, which began in early July of this year when the first illnesses were recorded. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 of these victims have been hospitalized. No one has died.
Pearce’s case was filed by Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark, which underwrites Food Safety News.
Pearce was released from the hospital Tuesday.© Food Safety News