The salmonella outbreak in the US and Canada that has sickened over 155 people in total has prompted the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to release an official salmonella braenderup outbreak alert on their official website.
The report only shows information for US cases and notes that 103 individuals across 16 states have reported illnesses. The strain is the same strain of salmonella found in Daniella brand mangoes which has sickened 22 people in Canada. The FDA, however, has not confirmed that contaminated mangoes are the source for the illnesses in the US. The warning does note that mangoes are “a likely source of this outbreak.”
“Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that mangoes are a likely source of this outbreak,” the CDC posted on their site yesterday, also noting that “Public health officials have not identified a specific type or source for the mangoes that are likely causing this outbreak, and therefore we do not have specific consumer advice at this time regarding eating mangoes.”
Daniella mangoes have been identified as at least one source of the salmonella-related illnesses in Canada. Canadian health officials have not limited the outbreak to this brand and are still investigating other possible sources.
Of the 103 illnesses in the US, 25 people were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported in association with any of the mango recalls this month.
For a complete breakdown of all of the recalls and health warnings regarding the mango recalls in the US and Canada, click here.