United Salad Co. is voluntarily recalling various products that contain Mangoes due to risk of Salmonella contamination.
The product withdrawal is associated with the recall involving Food Source and Agricola Daniella.
The recalled products were distributed to retailers and supermarkets from 09/01/12 to 09/17/12 in states including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Brands involved with recall include Mary's Select, United Salad Co., Garden Highway and Trader Joe's, among others.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.
More than a fortnight ago, reports trickled in about the outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections involving tainted mangoes. Infections were reported in more than 103 persons across 16 states in the U.S, with California accounting for most cases. At that time, California-based produce distributor Splendid Products announced a recall of certain lots of Daniella brand mangoes, a product of Mexico, on fears it may have been contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections , endocarditis and arthritis.
by RTT Staff Writer
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