Imported mangoes from the Mexican fruit company Agricola Daniella have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning. More than 100 people have become ill in 16 states. The CDC has recently placed import restrictions on the fruit. The first lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of people who were severely sickened by the contaminated produce.
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September 14, 2012 — The U.S. government has placed import restrictions on Agricola Daniella mangoes imported from Mexico. The CDC has conclusively linked the outbreak of salmonella to mangoes from this company, after several samples tested positive for the strain in the outbreak. Click here to read more.
September 7, 2012 — A 92 year-old woman has filed a lawsuit after getting salmonella food poisoning from Daniella mangoes. This lawsuit is believed to be the first filed in the outbreak. Salmonella food poisoning is life-threatening for the elderly.
On August 29, the Californian import company Splendid Products announced a voluntary recall of Daniella mangoes. An importer in Canada also issued a voluntary recall after 22 illnesses were linked to the mangoes. More than a dozen other companies that sold products containing the mangoes have also issued recalls — including Winn-Dixie, Stop & Shop, Ready Pac, and more.
State and federal health authorities began investigating the outbreak to determine the source. At least 105 people in 16 states have been sickened by an outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup. CDC investigators interviewed these people, and about two-thirds reported eating mangoes.
The investigators went to the plantations and packing facilities of Agricola Daniella, in Sinaloa, Mexico. Several samples tested positive for Salmonella Braenderup. Government health authorities have placed import restrictions on the mangoes. They have also warned customers not to eat Daniella mangoes.
What should consumers do?
The FDA recommends that consumers should not buy Daniella mangoes. Customers who have already purchased the produce should immediately dispose of the product in a sealed plastic bag. Individual mangoes should be marked with a sticker labeled with the Daniella brand. When in doubt, throw it out.
The FDA also recommends against washing the fruit, because that can spread the bacteria.
Consumers should wash their hands very thoroughly after touching the mangoes. They should also use a bleach solution to disinfect any surfaces that the mangoes may have touched. This includes surfaces, cutting boards, utensils, etc.
Cutting fruit that has been contaminated with salmonella can transfer the bacteria from the outer skin of the fruit to its flesh. When this is eaten raw, the bacteria can cause salmonella food poisoning.
Symptoms of Mango Salmonella Food Poisoning
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning typically begin within 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Most people develop high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, which may last for up to seven days. Most people who get sick recover without treatment.
However, in some cases, salmonella food poisoning can be deadly. Children are most likely to become seriously ill. Diarrhea may be so severe that the person requires hospitalization. Serious complications include dehydration and blood infections, which can be life-threatening or deadly. The CDC estimates that 400 people die of salmonella poisoning every year.
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