Major American Retailers Recall Salmonella-Tainted Mangoes

More than 100 people have been sickened by mangoes imported from Mexico.
Mangoes from Mexico have been recalled after sickening more than 100 people in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo: Steven Taylor/Getty Images)
Aug 29, 2012· 0 MIN READ
Nichol Nelson hails from Minnesota, but has worked in food journalism in New York and Los Angeles for more than a decade. She served as an editor with Gourmet magazine for six years, and has contributed to several other digital and print food publications.

Another foodborne illness scare is upon us. More than 100 people have fallen ill after eating salmonella-tainted mangoes imported from Mexico.

Major U.S. retailers —Copps, Giant Food, Mariano's, Martin's Food Market, Metro Market, Pick'n Save, Rainbow, Stop & Shop, TOP Food & Drug and Costco—have recalled the mangoes, reports Food Safety News.

Canada has also seen an outbreak of illnesses from the mangoes. Over the weekend, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled all Daniella brand mangoes that were sold between July 12 and August 14 after 22 people displayed symptoms of salmonella.

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Concerned you might have tainted mangoes? Check the sticker. If it says Daniella, it's probably best to throw your fruit away. Most of the recalls list PLU 4959, but TOP Food & Drug includes PLUs 3114, 4051, 4311 and 4584 in their recall.

Troublingly, Food Safety News reports that label and box photos indicate that Primus Labs was involved with the company's food safety. Primus Labs was also the auditor for Colorado-based Jensen Farms, the grower implicated in the 2011 listeria cantaloupe outbreak that caused 33 deaths.