Several people sick; Mexican mangoes sold in Canada may contain Salmonella Braenderup
Posted: August 24th, 2012 - 3:16pm by Doug Powell
I don’t like mangoes. I’ve tried because they grow in trees on front lawns in Brisbane, but the flesh is too pulpy; makes an excellent juice though.
For those Canadians living tropical fantasies for the last days of summer, beware those mangoes from Mexico.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to consume the mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The affected Mangoes, product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit with a sticker bearing PLU# 4959 and other information. These mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and August 14, 2012. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to find out if you have the affected mangoes. If you have illness symptoms or any health concerns possibly associated with these mangoes, please contact your family doctor.
These mangoes may have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these mangoes.