August 28, 2012 - Daniella-brand mangoes have recently been linked to a salmonella food poisoning epidemic that has sickened at least 73 people in California. The mangoes, which were imported from Mexico, have been recalled in Canada, where they were linked to at least 22 illnesses. Giant Food Stores, Stop & Shop, and Martin’s Food Markets have all issued independent recalls for Daniella mangoes.
Daniella Mango Lawsuit Update 9/7/12: A recent nationwide recall has resulted in what is widely believed to be the first salmonella food poisoning lawsuit connected to Daniella brand mangoes. The claim was filed on behalf of a 92-year-old woman who was hospitalized late last month after eating one of the recalled mangoes.
Free Daniella Mango Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Daniella mangoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against the producer of the mangoes and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Splendid Products LLC and Charlie’s Produce, two distributors of the fruit in question, have voluntarily recalled Daniella mangoes with PLU number 4959. According to an ongoing investigation being conducted by the California Department of Public Health, approximately 67% of patients in that state were diagnosed with a rare Salmonella Branderup infection within a week of eating Daniella-brand mangoes. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have not announced any information about this outbreak or a possible nationwide recall.
If you have purchased Daniella mangoes recently, check the sticker to see if the PLU number is 4959. Discard any fruit with this number immediately or return it to the place of purchase. Always be sure to wash fresh fruits and vegetables prior to consuming. If you have eaten mangoes over the past two weeks and are currently exhibiting the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning, you should contact your doctor right away.
How to Prevent Salmonella Food Poisoning
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), the key to preventing salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) is to destroy the bacteria through cooking food to a safe minimum internal temperature. The FSIS advises you to follow these guidelines for safe food preparation:
- Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets.
- Wash utensils, cutting boards, dishes, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next item.
- Consider using paper towels to clean kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
- Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods in your grocery shopping cart and in your refrigerator.
- If possible, use one cutting board for fresh produce and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Always wash cutting boards, dishes, countertops, and utensils with hot soapy water after they come in contact with raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry, or seafood.
Do I Have a Daniella Mango Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Daniella mango recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Daniella Mango Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Daniella mangoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.