The Daniella mango recall that has sickened over 22 people in Canada with salmonella poisoning has been expanded to include more provinces. Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced that the recall had been updated to include all provinces nationwide as well as additional product info.
According to the press release, the recall has been expanded to include additional importer, product and distribution information as well as additional dates of sale.
The specific products affected by the recall now include Daniella brand mangoes, product of Mexico. Each product, sold individually, bears a sticker with PLU# 4959 or PLU# 4051 and other information. They may have also been sold as a multi-pack. These mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and up to and including August 28, 2012. These mangoes may have been distributed nationally.
The CFIA warns that consumers may find it difficult to determine which Daniella brand mangoes are affected. If you have purchased this brand and don’t know if yours is affected, call your retailer before consuming the product.
This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working to determine if there are other importers of the affected products.
As of August 24, there were 22 illnesses associated with the recall – 15 in British Columbia and 7 in Alberta. Canadian health officials are worried more illnesses will be reported in the coming days due to the recall expansion.
Health Officials in California are also investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 73 people in the state. California Health Officials note that “Preliminary data indicates that mango consumption is associated with an increase in the number of Salmonella Braenderup cases in California.” According to the investigation, of the 73 individuals affected, 67 percent reported eating mangoes.
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding this recall can contact the CFIA at at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
* 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.