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CDPH Warns Not to Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes

SACRAMENTO – Certain mangoes imported from Mexico may be contaminated with the potentially deadly Salmonella bacteria, and should not be eaten, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman.

Chapman last week warned people not to eat recalled Daniella-brand mangoes because of the danger of Salmonella poisoning.CDPH is investigating multiple illnesses in California that may be related to the consumption of mangoes sold with the sticker brand “Daniella.” Each fruit was also marked with a small sticker with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114. Additional photographs of the recalled products are available on the CDPH website.

These mangoes were packed in Mexico, distributed by Splendid Products in Burlingame, Calif., and sold throughout the United States between July 12 and Aug. 29.

As of Aug. 29, California had 80 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup with this outbreak strain, Chapman said. Six cases were reported by last week in Washington state, and one each in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Texas, Nebraska, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maine. More cases are reported in Canada.

The outbreak began in early July and cases are continuing to be reported. Of patients with known clinical information, 26 (37 percent) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Preliminary results from an epidemiological investigation indicates that mango consumption is the likely cause of the California outbreak.

While the mangoes have been recalled from store shelves, Chapman said, CDPH is concerned that consumers may still have some in their homes. They should be discarded or returned to the store for a refund.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week. Some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness.

Anyone who sees these Daniella mangoes being offered for sale may report it to the CDPH complaint line at 800-495-3232.

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