Canada’s recall of certain Daniella brand mangoes this weekend may not just be a concern for Canadian consumers anymore. It was reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that Daniella brand mangoes sold individually between July 14 and August 24, 2012 may be contaminated with salmonella. There have been 22 reported cases of illness associated with the recall so far – 15 in British Columbia and 7 in Alberta.
The official recall states that the mangoes were only sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. However, the California Department of Public Health said Monday that they, too, are investigating the same strain of salmonella (braenderup) and are looking into a possible link between the illnesses and mango consumption.
At this point, there is no confirmed link between the illnesses and mangoes, however a spokesperson for the CDPH revealed that “Preliminary data indicates that mango consumption is associated with an increase in the number of Salmonella Braenderup cases in California.” He also noted that ”As of today, there are 73 cases with this outbreak strain that have been confirmed.”
California Health Officials have been interviewing the patients and 67 percent of individuals affected reported eating mangoes. State Officials were quick to note that “they have not yet identified specific mango brand or source yet.”
To learn more about the Daniella mango recall, click here.
* UPDATE: The recall has expanded to include fruit salads as well. You can find all of the information on those new recalls (August 30, 2012) here.