DHHS: Recalled mangoes shipped to NH may have salmonella
Recalled mangoes should be discarded, say health officials
A California-grown mango has been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of bacterial contamination, according to state health officials.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections related to the recalled mangoes.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is warning New Hampshire residents not to eat Daniella brand mangoes from California-based Splendid Products.
Health officials confirmed some of the recalled mangoes were distributed and sold in the Granite State.
"Salmonella can be a serious illness, especially for children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems," said NH Public Health Director Dr. José Montero. "We are urging the public to check for these mangoes and discard any that have been recalled."
Additional information from DHHS:
The mangoes being recalled were packed in Mexico and sold between July 12, 2012, and Aug. 29, 2012, at various stores throughout the United States. The mangoes were sold as individual fruit with the sticker brand "Daniella." Each fruit was also marked with a small sticker with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114. Consumers who have purchased these recalled mangoes should not eat them and should throw them away.
If consumers believe they have Daniella mangoes, they should not try to wash the harmful bacteria off the mangoes as the fruit could be contaminated on the inside and outside. Also, cutting, slicing and dicing the fruit may also transfer the harmful bacteria to the fruit's flesh. If you are unsure if your fruit is the brand that has been recalled, it is better to be safe and not eat them and throw them away. For more information about this recall and investigation visit the FDA's website http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety
For specific questions about salmonella call DPHS at 603-271-4496.