Food Safe Guru – 101 ill – Multistate cluster outbreak of Salmonella from Mangoes, most cases in California, recalled at Walmart, Costco & other retailers

Posted on August 29, 2012 by

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 Here is what you need to know. The mangoes were recalled at Walmart and Costco.

The retail distribution list includes:

Amigos,

Charlie’s Produce*

Copps Market,

Costco,

Giant,

Market Street,

Mariano’s,

Martin’s,

Metro Market,

Pick ‘n Save,

Rainbow,

Roundy’s,

Stop & Shop,

Top Food & Drug,

Walmart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state officials, and Canadian public health and food safety agencies to investigate a multistate cluster of 101 Salmonella Braenderup infections.

The California Department of Public Health has reported the majority of the cases (73) in the U.S. and has been leading the investigation. CDC is assisting to coordinate efforts by several states where cases have been reported.

U.S. State public health officials are interviewing ill persons to obtain information regarding foods they might have eaten and other exposures in the week before illness. Preliminary information indicates that mangoes are a likely source for the illnesses in the United States.  U.S. investigative efforts continue to determine the source of mangoes that may be linked to U.S. cases.

An importer in Canada initiated a recall of Daniella-brand mangoes in that country as the result of illnesses reported there.  FDA has received notification that in response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall warning, and as a precautionary and voluntary measure, some distributors of Daniella-brand mangoes to the U.S. have begun to notify their customers in their distribution chains to remove this product from the marketplace in the United States.

 * Produce distributor

Some examples of the retail packaging and identifiers are below.

 

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