Daniella mangoes recalled over possible Salmonella contamination
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the North American Produce Sales has issued a public warning and recall for certain Daniella brand mangoes which may be contaminated with Salmonella. SUPPLIED.
Published Friday, August 24, 2012 12:13PM MDT
Last Updated Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:07AM MDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to eat Daniella brand mangoes sold in western Canada that may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The public warning and recall was initially posted on Friday, but was updated Saturday with more information on the product's brand.
The affected Daniella mangoes are a product of Mexico, and were sold as individual fruit with a sticker bearing PLU# 4959.
The mangoes were sold at stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon between July 12 to August 14.
The CFIA says there have been several confirmed illnesses associated with eating the contaminated mangoes.
Consuming food contaminated with salmonella braenderup bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodbourne illness.
Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections for young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems.
The CFIA says short-term symptoms for otherwise healthy people may include high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The importer, North American Produce Sales, is voluntarily recalling the affected mangoes. The CFIA is monitoring the recall.
Consumers can call the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442-2342 for more information.
Click here for more information about the recall on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.