The 15-state salmonella outbreak linked to Daniella mangoes from Mexico is over, according to federal officials, who said 127 people in the U.S. fell ill between July 3 and Sept. 1. No deaths were linked to the outbreak.
In its final update issued Oct.12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported a three-state outbreak of a different strain of salmonella had sickened 16 people from July 19-Sept. 12. More than three-fourths of those sick people reported eating mangoes the week before they became ill.
CDC officials said in the report the three-state outbreak was possibly connected to the larger outbreak, especially because one victim was infected with both strains of salmonella.
“These data suggested a possible connection between the two outbreaks. Traceback investigations were not conducted to determine the source of mangoes for these (16) ill persons,” the report said.
California health officials began investigating the outbreak Aug. 22. Two days later the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a warning and recall about mangoes from Mexico. At least 21 people in Canada were infected.
Ultimately the Food and Drug Administration traced the mangoes back to Agricola Daniella of Sinaloa, Mexico. The agency issued an import alert denying the company’s mangoes admission into the U.S. unless it shows they are not contaminated with salmonella.