More Mango Products Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

Mango products are being recalled for Salmonella contamination. Last week, we wrote that Mexican mangoes were being recalled over Salmonella concerns and explained that  U.S. Salmonella cases were being linked to the tainted mangoes, which were first reported in Canada.

To date, the Salmonella outbreak has cut across 16 states, sickening 103 from the U.S. and 22 more in Canada, according to government health officials; about 36 percent of those who have fallen ill have required hospitalization. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the outbreak strain is Salmonella Braenderup.

It can take between six and 72 hours from consumption of a contaminated product for the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning—salmonellosis—to appear. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Additional symptoms include chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting that can last up to seven days. The illness usually lasts four to seven days; however, in some, the organism can invade the bloodstream, becoming so severe that hospitalization is required. Sometimes, infection with the Salmonella pathogen can result in, and produce more severe or chronic illnesses and can leave sufferers with serious life-long health issues. Salmonellosis can be especially life threatening to those with weakened immune systems, such as infants; the elderly; and persons with compromised immune systems, such as people with HIV infection or who are undergoing chemotherapy.

The following recalls were implemented because the recalled products contain Daniella Brand mangoes, which have been recalled by supplier Splendid Products, due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup. The three firms state that no illnesses have been reported related to their recalled products.

Winn Dixie
Winn-Dixie recalled select cut fruit produced by Renaissance Food Group and that contain a potentially contaminated ingredient. Specific products recalled include Garden Highway-brand Tropical Salsa, and Fruit Burst and Island Medley varieties of cut fruit sold under the Winn-Dixie name. The recalled products will have a plant number of P-009 on the product label, located to the left of the UPC.

Winn-Dixie is removing the cut fruit from the shelves of select central and south Florida stores from Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties. A complete, detailed list of the recalled products, UPC, size, and sell-by dates can be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm317946.htm.

To receive the refund, customers are advised to present proof of purchase—receipt or the product packaging label. Consumers with questions may contact the Winn-Dixie Guest Service Center, toll free, at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (1.866.946.6349), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

Ready Pac
Ready Pac Foods, Inc. of Irwindale, California is recalling packaged fruit products containing mangoes distributed through August 30th 2012 A complete listing of Ready Pac’s recalled products can be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm317952.htm or www.readypac.com.

The recall only involves products indicated on the detailed list and sold in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Canada. No other Ready Pac products are included in the recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the use-by date and/or UPC, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free at 1.800.800.7822, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT) to obtain a full refund. Retailers are advised to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the recalled products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast Fruit Company, Portland, Oregon is recalling multiple types of fresh cut processed items. The recalled products were distributed to various retailer groceries in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. The recalled deli styled items are packed in six-eight-pound salads bags. A complete list of specific products, UPCs, Pacific Coast Fruit Item Numbers, and Best If Use by Dates may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm317950.htm.

The firm advises consumers to not consume this product and to return the recalled product to the place of purchase or destroy the product.  Consumer with questions can contact Pacific Coast Fruit at 503-234-6411 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), Monday through Friday.

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