Salmonella Outbreak Suspicion Falls on Mangoes
Aug 29, 2012 04:38 AM EDT | By Sharon Robinson
While the country is still reeling from one of the deadliest food poisoning outbreaks from contaminated cantaloupe, yet another fruit has been linked with a salmonella outbreak.
After consuming mangoes, 73 have fallen ill with Salmonella Braenderup. Six more in Washington and 22 in Canada have also fallen victims to Salmonella.
Salmonella outbreaks have, for long, plagued the country. Every other week a food product or produce is recalled on the suspicion of salmonella contamination. The disease is known to be fatal. The elderly and children are the most likely to succumb to the disease. The disease is characterized by abdominal cramps and severe dehydration, which can last for a week.
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Mangoes produced in Mexico are suspected to be the culprit this time, but the Centre for Disease Control in California is still investigating the outbreak. The investigators are trying to find out the species of mango which led to the outbreak, according to the Washington Post.
Food Safety News reports that, the link between the mangoes and the salmonella outbreak has so far been inconclusive. Centre for Disease Control spokeswoman, Lola Russell told Food Safety News that the FDA may soon take over the investigation from the CDC.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be lending a hand.
Daniella mangoes may be at the top of the list of suspected mangoes. It is one of the fruits sold by Giant Foods Inc., which has issued a voluntary recall of the fruit. Giant Foods has warned consumers not to eat the mangoes bearing the sticker PLU 4959, according to a report by the FDA. It has also offered a refund to those who have purchased the fruit.
The Food Safety News report adds that Stop and Shop Supermarket and a produce distributor have also issued recalls for Daniella Mangoes.
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