UPDATED: Mexican mangoes recalled in Canada; several sick - The Packer

UPDATED: Mexican mangoes recalled in Canada; several sick

08/24/2012 01:48:00 PM
Coral Beach

For additional information about U.S. recalls and salmonella cases linked to the Daniella mangoes, please see "U.S. distributor, retailers recall Daniella mangoes"and "United Supermarkets joins mango recall"

Recalled Daniella brand mango from MexicoNorth American Produce Sales, Vancouver, British Columbia, voluntarily recalled an unknown number of Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico because of possible salmonella contamination.(UPDATED COVERAGE, Aug. 27) Canadian officials updated a public warning about Mexican mangoes, identifying Daniella brand as those being recalled by distributor North American Produce Sales because of possible salmonella contamination.

Several illnesses have been confirmed in relation to consumption of the fruit, according to the Canadian government.

The Daniella mangoes were sold individually. Their stickers included the Price Look-Up code of 4959 and other information, according to the Canadian Food inspection Agency. Retailers sold the mangoes between July 12 and August 14.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted the original voluntary recall notice from the Vancouver, British Columbia-based distributor Aug. 24.

The CFIA updated notice said the fruit "may have been" distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

The CFIA notice did not include any other traceability information. Officials at the distributor were not immediately available for comment.



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Fernando de Saracho    
Nogales Az  |  August, 24, 2012 at 03:17 PM

Letter to Editor: Why would you authorize to run an article without giving specifics as to the label(s), & retailer (s) involved? What motivates The Packer to write with such irresponsibility? You do realize that by dong this you are deliberately segregating an entire country's specific commodity? I understand that sometimes the complete information is not available, and also understand that sensationalist news such as 'recalls' in the food industry attract readers, I do not however coincide that a story with such poor investigation merits publication due to the damages that it already has done merely to 'publish'. Providing obscure information to mass media tool such as The Packer, it's beyond obtuse.

Coral Beach    
August, 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM

Fernando -- As The Packer's story states, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall notice did not include any other traceability information. Here is the link to the recall notice:http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120824e.shtml No one at the distributor was available to talk with me when I called seeking additional information, as stated in the story. -- Coral Beach, staff writer

Fernando    
Nogales  |  August, 24, 2012 at 03:39 PM

I dont believe that i offended any one by asking questions that i believe raise awareness and goes to prove how mass media educates public, why would you erase my comments?

Chris Koger    
Lenexa, Kan.  |  August, 25, 2012 at 08:23 AM

Fernando, Your comment was not deleted. Although our system allows comments to be posted without prior approval by us, sometimes a comment is flagged and held for approval because it contains a banned word. Most of the time, as in this case, it's a misspelled word or typo. I have approved your comment, and we apologize for the delay. Chris Koger News Editor

William    
Mcallen  |  August, 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM

You are right Fernando; that's how the Tomato INDUSTRY was hit a couple of years ago; due to misinformation; and at the end there was no one to blame! But all this misinformation left us a destroyed tomato industry;

IG    
Houston  |  August, 27, 2012 at 08:39 AM

I've always said this internet and social media era has created a thirst for pop journalism. As long as advertising revenue is based on clicks or unique visitors we will have this type of reporting.

Ben    
USA  |  August, 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM

By looking at the sticker it says Product of Mexico. Which grower grew those contaminated mangos or who contaminated it on the way to the consumer? Does the barcode in sticker tells you all the secrets? As far as I can see the barcode only tells you it is a Mango with a brand name. That's the problem!

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