When your love for the delicious mango can put you in the hospital for 10 days, you’re going to think twice about buying it next time. After 121 people fell sick, the FDA released a warning of a new mango salmonella outbreak. In a nutshell: don’t buy mangoes from Agricola Daniella of Mexico.
From the looks of it, the United States is confronting with another salmonella outbreak. This time it is a Mexican supplier that is believed by people at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be the source of salmonella carrying mangoes. For now, the FDA is advising against buying mangoes from Agricola Daniella of Mexico and has put the firm on import alert.
Over the past few weeks, 121 people across 15 states in U.S. have reported a salmonella infection linked to eating mangoes. 25 people had to be hospitalized in the recent salmonella outbreak. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the victims are from California, where 93 people were diagnosed with Salmonella Braendreup.
Authorities have identified the batches of mangoes at risk to have been sold in the U.S. market between July 12 and August 29th. While it’s likely most consumers haven’t been keeping the labels on the mangoes, it’s worth knowing the following PLU numbers are at risk: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959.
At the moment the FDA “is warning consumers against eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packaging house located in Sinaloa, Mexico”. Tests have showed that Agricola Daniella’s mangoes were contaminated with Salmonella. Until the producer’s tests come back free of any Salmonella contamination, Agricola Daniella’s fruits are banned from the United States.
NBC writes about one of the victims of the recent mango salmonella outbreak, 92-year-old Dorothy Pearce. She was hospitalized for 10 days after she ate a contaminated mango. Her daughter, Trisha Pearce, said her mother was “really, really sick”. “To think that just to eat something can make you this sick. She’ll never eat another mango again” Trisha Pearce said.
A Salmonella infection usually translates into symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that could last 12 to 72 hours after infection.