Mangoes Recalled After 105 Sickened With Salmonella
If your fruit bowl contains any mangoes, you may want to check their labels because there's a recall for the tropical fruit.
Daniella brand mangoes have been recalled for potential contamination. The products were distributed across the country and could contain Salmonella. The recalled mangoes include whole pieces of fruit, along with sliced mangoes found in many pre-cut fruit blends.
So far no one has died from Salmonella infection but more than 100 people have gotten sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The recalled mangoes were distributed in many states and are part of several packaged fruit products. Consumers who recently purchased Daniella mangoes are advised to throw them away.
That also goes for consumers with pre-cut fruit blends containing mangoes. Daniella brand mangoes are found in products from Dining In, Ready Pac, Starbucks, and Walmart, reports The (Salinas) Californian.
If you're unsure about the origin of the fruit, throw it out. For a full list of contaminated products, check out the CDC's website.
Food producers are required to initiate a recall when they have reason to believe food that they've made or distributed is contaminated. A recall alerts consumers that the food is unsafe, but it doesn't insulate the company from liability.
Producers can still be sued for injuries caused by unsafe food after the recall goes out.
If you've gotten sick from contaminated mangoes or other foods, you can fight back. A qualified attorney can help you build a case against food companies.
So far, 105 people from 16 states have been infected by strain of Salmonella linked to the potentially contaminated mangoes. Of those infected, 25 have been hospitalized.
The vast majority of those infections come from California, reports the CDC.
Salmonella and other types of food-borne illnesses can be especially dangerous for children and elderly people with weakened immune systems.
If you've recently consumed any Daniella brand mangoes, watch for symptoms of Salmonella infection, such as abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and diarrhea. It can take a while after ingestion for these symptoms to develop.
Salmonella is no joke, so be sure to throw out any mangoes affected by the recall. Don't take chances with your family's health.
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