Ottawa, August 28, 2012 - The public warning issued on August 27, 2012, has been expanded to include additional importer, product and distribution information as well as additional dates of sale.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mex Y Can Trading Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Daniella brand mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The affected Daniella brand mangoes, product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit with a sticker bearing PLU# 4959 or PLU# 4051 and other information, or as part of a multi-pack. These mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and up to and including August 28, 2012. These mangoes may have been distributed nationally.
Consumers may find it difficult to determine which of the Daniella brand mangoes are affected by this recall. You are advised to contact the retailer to find out if you have the affected mangoes.
This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working to determine if there are other importers of the affected products.
There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these mangoes.
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 importer, Mex Y Can Trading Inc., Mississauga, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected mangoes 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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