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Listeria in Onions, Salmonella in Mangoes Topped Last Year’s Reportable Foods List

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Onions recalled for potential Listeria contamination and mangoes recalled for the possible presence of Salmonella were the foods most commonly reported by their manufacturers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between September of 2011 and September of 2012, according to a new report from the agency. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released this… Continue Reading

Snapshot by U.S. PIRG Sees Foodborne Illness as Worsening Problem

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In a little less than two years, recalled foods have been linked to 1,753 illnesses, 464 hospitalizations and at least 37 deaths and have cost the public $227 million in health costs, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. In a report that U.S. PIRG calls a ‘snapshot look” at foodborne illness in the… Continue Reading

Mango Outbreaks Connected Through Interviews

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Health investigators collaborating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention managed to link two separate Salmonella outbreaks to Mexican-grown mangoes through the oldest trick in an epidemiologist’s field book: patient interviews. Since August, the CDC worked with state and local health officials to investigate a number of Salmonella illnesses from a strain known… Continue Reading

Final Update on Mango Outbreak: 143 Ill

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At least 143 people across 16 states fell ill with Salmonella from Mexican-grown mangoes beginning in July. Of those ill, at least 33 were hospitalized. 127 people in 15 states were stricken with Salmonella Braenderup, while another 16 in 3 states were sickened by Salmonella Worthington. Both outbreaks are presumed to be connected to mangoes… Continue Reading

After 30 Days, FDA Has Not Inspected Mexican Mango Facilities

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Just 30 days ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was depicted as the tip of the spear in the “fast-moving “outbreak investigation of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with Mexican mangoes. Within 24 hours, one distributor of Mexican mangoes — Splendid Products of California — did initiate a recall from the mango grower… Continue Reading

FDA Issues Roundup of Mango Recalls Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a roundup of all recalled mangoes from the Mexican company whose fruits have been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. Many have been listed individually in prior recalls, but this announcement lists the four U.S. distributors who imported the recalled mangoes and all of the companies who… Continue Reading

More Outbreak-Linked Mangoes Recalled, Many Expired

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Two more companies have joined the 13 others who have recalled mangoes imported from Mexico over the past three weeks because the fruits may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella currently causing a nationwide outbreak. On Wednesday GHW, LLC of Houston, TX recalled a limited number of expired fresh-cut mango products, and on Thursday… Continue Reading

CDC: 121 Ill in 15 States Linked to Imported Mangoes

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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… Continue Reading

FDA Adds Mangoes Tied to Salmonella Outbreak to Import Alert List

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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… Continue Reading