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Health Hazard Alert - Certain CATANIA brand MANGOES may contain Salmonella Braenderup bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 31, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
M. L. Catania Co. Ltd.
Distribution:
Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7404

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 31, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and M.L. Catania Co. Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Catania brand mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.

The affected product, Daniella brand Mango packed by M. L. Catania Co. Ltd., was sold in a 6-pack plastic clamshell bearing UPC 0 61968 61603 0 and a Pack date. All Pack dates from 12 JL 19 to 12 AU 21 are affected by this alert. This product was repacked using Daniella brand mangoes implicated in other recalls. The original Daniella brand sticker may or may not be present on each individual mango.

This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation.

There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of Daniella brand mangoes.

The Daniella brand Mango packed with Catania label has been distributed in Newfoundland and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. If you think you have illness symptoms related to salmonellosis, please contact your family doctor.

The packer, M. L. Catania Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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