Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Associated with Mangoes (Final Update)
This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page.
On August 29, 2012, Splendid Products of Burlingame, California, voluntarily recalled certain lots of Daniella brand mangoes, a product of Mexico.
On September 13, 2012, the FDA warned consumers against eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packing house located in Sinaloa, Mexico. Testing by the FDA found Salmonella in mangoes from this producer.
On September 27, 2012, four distributors of mangoes imported from Agricola Daniella initiated recalls of mangoes received from Agricola Daniella. The distributors are Coast Citrus Distributors, Inc. of San Diego, California; Food Source Inc. of Edinburg, Texas; GM Produce Sales of Hidalgo, Texas; and Splendid Products of Burlingame, California. As a result of the recalls, a number of firms supplied by these distributors have initiated recalls for mangoes and products containing mangoes. The recall affects only mangoes from Agricola Daniella.
FDA has placed Agricola Daniella on Import Alert. This means that Agricola Daniella mangoes will be denied admission into the United States unless the importer shows they are not contaminated with Salmonella, such as by using private laboratories to test the mangoes.
Advice to Consumers, Retailers, and Others
Consumers and food preparers should:
- Wash their hands before and after handling mangoes.
- Wash the surface of mangoes, and dry them with a clean cloth or paper towel before cutting.
- Promptly refrigerate cut mangoes.
This particular outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is still an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page and the CDC Vital Signs Web Page.
For general produce safety advice, visit FDA’s Produce Safety webpage.