6 Washington state residents report salmonella illness linked to mangoes

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending that consumers not eat Daniella mangoes distributed by Splendid Products of California due to possible salmonella contamination.

1086028_mangoes.jpgReportedly, 105 illnesses, including six in Washington state have been linked to the mangoes sold at popular super markets including Costco, Save Mart Supermarkets, Food 4 Less, Ralph’s, Topco stores, El Super, Kroger, Giant-Eagle, Stop & Shop, Aldi and Whole Foods. Last week, a Canadian importer also issued a recall after 22 cases of illness linked to the fruit in Canada.

The mangoes were grown in Mexico by Agricola Daniela.

The Centers for Disease Control warns consumers to not eat fruits with the brand name “Daniella” with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114.

The bacteria salmonella can cause the salmonellosis which can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal crams and fever that can last up to three days as well as vomiting, nausea and headache which can last up to a week.

Salmonella illness can be life-threatening to the elderly, young children and people with weakened immune systems.

The CDC says that in a small number of cases, salmonella can infect the blood causing Reiter’s syndrome which includes joint pain, eye irritation and pain when urinating. This syndrome can last for months or even years and can result in chronic arthritis.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who were sickened by food poisoning. With our help, you may recover compensation for your medical costs and for pain and suffering.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.