Thousands of mangoes recalled

Aug. 31, 2012 at 4:54 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. fruit distributor has announced a recall of as many as 1 million mangoes that may carry salmonella bacteria.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says researchers found indications the mangoes are to blame for a "multistate cluster" of salmonella, CNN reported. A majority of the U.S. cases were reported by the California Department of Public Health but the disease has also been reported in Canada.

Splendid Food Products of Burlingame, Calif., said the suspect mangoes, grown in Mexico, have Daniella brand stickers with PLU numbers 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. They were sold as individual fruit in supermarkets around the country, including Costco, Save Mart, Food 4 Less, Ralph's, Topco stores, El Super, Kroger, Giant-Eagle, Stop & Shop, Aldi and Whole Foods.

Splendid said buyers of mangoes from the suspect group shouldn't eat them. They should also consider throwing out mangoes without a brand sticker.

The distributor can be reached at 866-918-8758 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

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