Daniella brand mangoes allowed in the U.S. again

07/07/2013 04:28:00 PM
Chris Koger

Daniella mangoesCourtesy FDAThe Mexican mango grower-shipper whose fruit was linked to 127 cases of salmonella in the U.S. in 2012 says the Food and Drug Administration has released it from an import alert, allowing the company to ship to the U.S.

Agricola Daniella, whose Daniella brand fruit was removed from dozens of retailers' shelves in the wake of the outbreak, completed food safety programs and audits that removed the import alert. The alert effectively bans companies from exporting to the U.S.

“We are very proud of the process we concluded, because it will reactivate the dynamics of our production and will allow hundreds of people to go back to their jobs, in both sides of the border,” said Agricola Daniella director Daniel Juan Pablo Ibarra, in a news release.

The Los Mochis-based company is in a northern Mexico growing region that's exempt from hot-water treatment protocals for pests because the U.S. has deemed it a "pest-free" zone.

The company has improved its good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point program, according to the release.

"In the future, we will strengthen our food safety program with new certifications and will keep the level of commitment with our customers and clients,” Ibarra said in the release.



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Sandy Robinson    
Redland, Florida 33031  |  July, 09, 2013 at 01:51 AM

To Chris Koger:---- It's very important to identify the variety of mango you have written and shown in the article above. Simply "the taste is the case" Mangoes of which are 100 + varieties have different tastes-- fiberous and non- fiberous characteristics. The hot water treatment can also ripen and make the mango colorful.

Chris Koger    
Lenexa, KS  |  July, 09, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Sandy, The mangoes in the photo with the story are keitts, but the variety is not the issue here, it's the brand. None of the 18 recalls issued (and posted on the FDA site) include the varieties, and our previous reporting did not include varieties -- because all varieties shipped under the Daniella brand were affected. I did some searching on your question but was unable to find a mention of the varieties from any of the extensive media coverage during the outbreak. As for the effects of the hot water treatment, our readers are typically concerned with phytosanitary protocols from APHIS, and are aware of those effects. Regards, Chris Koger News Editor

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