Courtesy Splendid ProductsThis is an example of the boxes that Splendid Products used to ship Daniella mangoes, which are now recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.The CDC’s outbreak update Aug. 29 did not specify a brand, but said 70% of the outbreak victims in the U.S. reported eating mangoes during the week before they became ill. Of the 103 sick people in the U.S., 62 had to be admitted to hospitals, the CDC said. The illnesses began July 1, according to data from CDC’s PulseNet system.
“Public health officials have not identified a specific type or source for the mangoes that are likely causing this outbreak, and therefore we do not have specific consumer advice at this time regarding eating mangoes.” the CDC update said.
California Department of Public Health remains the lead investigative agency for the outbreak in the U.S. Seventy-eight of the salmonella cases in the U.S. have been reported in California, the CDC update said.
“Among ill persons in California, approximately 80% are of Hispanic ethnicity. Many of the ill persons in California report purchasing mangoes from Hispanic markets or grocery stores. Investigations are ongoing to determine the specific type and source of mangoes that might be linked with illness,” said the CDC update.