|Recall issued for mangoes|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is informing Colorado consumers that Splendid Products of Burlingame, Calif. is recalling Daniella brand mangoes because the mangoes have been linked to a number of recent cases of salmonellosis in Canada and may be linked to cases in California and perhaps other states. There have been no cases of illness reported in Colorado.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain beginning 12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. People exhibiting any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider.
The products being recalled in Colorado are individual mangoes that can be identified by the Daniella brand stickers and one of the following PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959.
The mangoes were sold to major retailers and wholesalers nationwide, including Costco, Kroger and some Whole Foods stores. The mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and Aug. 29.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled mangoes are advised not to eat them and to discard them. Consumers are advised that if there is no identifying sticker on the mango, they should either discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working to confirm the distribution of these products in Colorado. The state health department is working with retail locations to ensure they have received the recall information, pulled any affected product and notified their customers.
Purchasers of these products are urged to dispose of them. Purchasers may contact Splendid Products for further information at 866-918-8758 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST.
A copy of the company press release is available on the company website at www.splendidmangoes.com.
Holyoke Enterprise September 6, 2012