Del Monte just issued a recall of its fresh-cut mango products over potential Salmonella contamination. The announcement followed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning against consuming mangoes produced by Agricola Daniella in Mexico.
This recall, initiated by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc, involves 1,600 bowls of fresh-cut mangoes that were distributed to retail outlets. The recall is associated with FoodSource’s—of Edinburg, Texas—recall of mangoes sourced from Agricola Daniella in Mexico.
The recalled mango product was distributed between September 8-12, 2012 by retailers in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic 32-ounce bowls that bear a Del Monte® label on the top and Best By date 9/18/12 and lot code 05252101 or Best By date 9/22/12 and lot code 03256100 clearly printed on the top label of each individual package. The UPC is 7-62357-07532-1.
Del Monte said it has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with this recall and has notified the retailers who received the recalled product, directing them to remove the products from their store shelves. The firm advises consumers who purchased the recalled products to not consume them and to destroy or discard them.
Del Monte’s consumer hotline can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.659.6500 or by email at Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.
As we’ve written, the agency recently announced an import ban against mango supplier, Agricola Daniella, which maintains a number of plantations and one packinghouse, located in Sinaloa, Mexico. The alert bans Agricola Daniella mangoes unless the company can provide testing proof that its mangoes are safe; the FDA warns consumers against eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella.
If consumers have recently purchased Daniella brand mangoes, the FDA advises that they should be discarded. Product stickers should identify the impacted mangoes. If a consumer is not sure of its origin, the FDA suggests the consumer speak to the retailer concerning brand information; if in doubt, the FDA advises the fruit should be thrown out.
We previously wrote that Salmonella fears prompted a number of other firms to recall their mango products associated with recalled mangoes produced by FoodSource of Edinburg, Texas and sourced from Agricola Daniella.