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 have filed secondary recall announcements with FDA.
These four U.S. distributors – two in California and two in Texas – imported mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a Sinaloa, Mexico-based company that owns several farms and one packing house there. Mangoes from the company have now been named as the likely source of a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has sickened 121 people in the U.S. and 21 people in Canada to date.
The distributors named in this latest mango update — issued Thursday — include Coast Citrus Distributors, Inc. of San Diego, CA, Food Source Inc. of Edinburg, TX, GM Produce Sales of Hidalgo, TX and Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA, which issued its own recall of mangoes from Agricola Daniella on August 29.
In its mango recall roundup, FDA lists the companies that have issued their own recalls of mangoes purchased from these distributors and sold them in retail locations. These firms include:
Click on the names of retailers above for a description of their recalled products.
Some of the recalled mangoes may bear a sticker with codes 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114.
Consumers who purchased any of the products listed in the above recalls are urged to throw them out. If people are unsure whether the mangoes they have are subject to this recall, they should contact their retailer or discard the fruit in question.
Do not try to wash the affected mangoes in order to remove the harmful bacteria, advises the agency. “Contamination may be both on the inside and outside of the fruit,” says FDA. “Cutting, slicing and dicing may also transfer harmful bacteria from the fruit’s surface to the fruit’s flesh.”