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FDA Adds Mangoes Tied to Salmonella Outbreak to Import Alert List

Mangoes from Mexico linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak have been added to the federal import alert list – meaning that districts can detain them without inspection.

Mangoes produced by Sinaloa, MX-based Agricola Daniella and imported by Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA were recalled August 30 after they were named as the potential source of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has sickened 104 people in 16 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added Daniella brand mangoes to its import alert listings Wednesday.

According to FDA’s notice, “Districts may detain, without physical examination, those fresh and raw fresh refrigerated produce from manufacturers, shippers, and/or growers identified in the attachment for this import alert for the microbial contamination indicated.”

Around 40 U.S. retailers who sold the fruits in stores have recalled the potentially contaminated product or withdrawn it from shelves, according to information compiled by Food Safety News and eFoodAlert.

Microbiological contamination can be especially dangerous on raw produce, warned FDA in the alert, since the product will not be cooked in order to destroy pathogens and complex distribution patterns make traceback difficult.

While this notice is intended to stop the implicated mangoes from entering the U.S., it is unclear whether or not the fruits are still being sold in Mexico. As of September 6, FDA had not yet sent an investigation team to the country, reported The Packer.

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  • jk

    The accompanying photo is not of mangoes, is it? That seems rather confusing, if not misleading, as I am sure it is NOT intended. Nonetheless…