For additional information about retailers' related recalls, please see "UPDATED: United Supermarkets, others join mango recall" and "Mango recalls continue for whole and fresh-cut fruit"
Federal health officials reported Aug. 29 that “mangoes are likely causing” a 16-state salmonella outbreak. Two hours later the Food and Drug Administration posted a voluntary recall notice from Splendid Products for Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico.
However, the Burlingame, Calif., produce distributor had actually begun pulling back the mangoes Aug. 26, asking its customers to do the same, said general manager and founder Larry Nienkerk.
“We want to let everyone know our top priority is public safety,” Nienkerk told The Packer on Aug. 28 and repeated in the Aug. 29 FDA recall notice.
The recall said the mangoes were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and one of the following Price Look-Up numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. The recalled mangoes were sold at various retail stores throughout the U.S. between July 12 and Aug. 29.
Courtesy Splendid ProductsSplendid Products posted this sticker with its voluntary recall notice on the FDA's website as an example of the stickers on recalled Daniella mangoes.A recall of Daniella brand mangoes in Canada began Aug. 24, although the specific brand was not initially identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Two distributors – North American Produce Sales, Vancouver, B.C., and Mex Y Can Trading Inc., Mississauga, Ontario – have recalled the Daniella brand mangoes from nationwide distribution in Canada.
The Canadian Public Health Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. both issued statements that mangoes are suspected of being contaminated with the same strain of salmonella that has sickened 21 in Canada and 103 in the U.S.
The Canadian agency specified the Daniella brand from Mexico based on information from distributors.