Texas Mango Food Poisoning Lawyer

August 30, 2012 — Mangoes have been implicated in a salmonella food poisoning outbreak that has sickened at least 103 people in 16 states. Some of the illnesses have been linked to Daniella-brand mangoes, which has prompted a voluntary recall from the fruit producer Splendid Products. However, health officials have not yet determined the source of the outbreak. The contaminated produce was sold from July 12, 2012 until August 29, 2012 in the United States and Canada.


The recalled Daniella mangoes were labeled with the PLUs #4959, 3114, 4051, 4311 or 4584. Most stores that sell mangoes have already removed the products from shelves, but they may still be in the homes of some customers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working with various health agencies have not issued any guidelines. A spokesperson for the CDC said, “We do not have specific consumer advice at this time regarding eating mangoes.” They may issue more specific advice once the source of the salmonella outbreak is discovered.

Health officials have identified the genetic fingerprint of the bacterial strain, salmonella Braenderup, and linked it to an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning in Canada. Health officials in Canada have reported at least 22 illnesses with the same strain of salmonella. They are also warning Canadians to avoid eating Daniella mangoes.

The California Department of Public Health is also warning people in the state to avoid Daniella brand mangoes. At least 73 cases of salmonella food poisoning have occurred in California. About two-thirds of people who were interviewed reported eating mangoes before their illness. At least 26 people have been hospitalized. Fortunately no deaths have been reported.

Salmonella food poisoning (or “salmonellosis”) can be deadly, especially for young children, older people, pregnant women, or people who have a weak immune system. Healthy adults typically recover after about a week, though normal gastrointestinal function may not return for several months. The illness typically begins with a sudden bout of diarrhea, which may be bloody, followed by nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, headache, body aches, and other unpleasant symptoms. The most severe complications include life-threatening diarrhea or blood infections.

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