09/07/2012 09:30:00 AMTom Karst
"Nienkerk said there is a wash process protocol for mangoes not treated with hot water that would have allayed food safety concerns." People in the produce industry, ESPECIALLY those who play a role in food safety, really need to realize that PREVENTION is the ONLY way to ensure safe produce. There is NO produce wash that can make contaminated produce safe to eat. There are numerous ways for bacteria on the outside of the produce to make it's way INTO the fruit, where no sanitizing wash can reach it. Any tiny crack, bruise, blemish, insect bite, or stem scar can allow bacteria to enter the fruit. The only legitimate use of "produce washes" is to ensure that the wash water does not pose a cross-contamination risk.
THE BACK STORY BEHIND THE DANIELLA MANGO RECALL ... http://mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-back-story-behind-daniella-mango.html#!/2012/09/the-back-story-behind-daniella-mango.html ... The most recent rebuttal by Splendid Products; in USA Today , (which is conveniently headquartered in Washington D.C., close to the offices of the Beltway Law firm retained by Larry Nienkirk of Splendid Products) : First we were informed that the scope of the recall is roughly 100,00 (4kg) cartons out of roughly 2.5 to 3 million cartons shipped by Agricola Daniella. Now we are learning that The packing shed is located in Northern Sinaloa: "The fruit was grown by Agricola Daniela, a large grower near the town of Ahome, on the coast of the Sea of Cortez in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, DelBuono said." Now Mr. DelBuono is trying to convince the general public that mangoes only have an 8 day shelf life once sold: "Mangoes typically have a shelf life of between five and eight days from the day they're sold, DelBuono said. "At this point, there are few mangoes even out there, between the recall and the fact that they would have been consumed or thrown out by the consumer." NICE TRY! The Keitt variety mangoes can last as long as 45 days from harvest in an extreme case. With Northern Sinaloa only hours away from the USA border, The statement by Mr. ... Read full story by clicking the link above as space in this comment section is limited.