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(Reuters) - Hurricane Isaac made landfall in extreme Southeastern Louisiana, with strong winds and a dangerous storm surge occurring along the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.





The hurricane was currently located about 10 miles south west of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 90 miles south east of New Orleans, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), NHC said.







(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by Eric Meijer)



http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/29/us-isaac-position-nhc-idUSBRE87S00B20120829

IS THE NMB PREPARED TO SACRIFICE A GROWER (DANIELLA) IN THE HOPES THAT THE STORY WILL GO AWAY ???

BY Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization



www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




August 29, 2012



Winter Park, Florida







Despite reports to the contrary, The National Mango Board (NMB) is a wholly funded by foreign based growers organization,  sanctioned by the United States Department of Agriculture (Marketing Order).





Marketing orders were established by the USA government growers that could not individually compete in the marketplace due to their limited economies.




The NMB  enjoys a "meager" $6,000,000 annual operating fund which never seems to cover burgeoning expenses year after year. By federal mandate the NMB is obligated to spend 85% of the annual impound on promotion of mangoes.





As a grower from Los Mochis, Mexico (Northern Sinaloa) Agricola DANIELLA represents roughly 50-60% of all mangoes shipped at the tail end of the Mexican mango season.


The most recent data (August 21, 2012) from the Mexican mango Packers & Exporters Association (EMEX) express that …

TEXAS DANIELLA RECALL: Lubbock United Supermarkets remove possible contaminated mangoes ...

Posted: Aug 28, 2012 8:24 PM EDT

Updated: Aug 28, 2012 8:42 PM EDT


By Tiffany Pelt - email




Lubbock, TX -




All Lubbock United Supermarkets, including Market Streets and Amigos, have removed Mexico-grown mangoes and five fresh cut products containing mangoes from their shelves because of salmonella contamination in other parts of the country.



United Supermarket marketing director Eddie Owens says the mangoes were removed Tuesday morning from all the stores. "We do not have tainted mangoes. We pulled them as a precautionary matter," Owens said.





Owens says if you have bought any whole mangoes or any of the five fresh cut fruit products between August 12th and August 28th you can return the unused products to any United Supermarket locations for a full refund. While Owens says there is no salmonella contamination in Lubbock, he says it is better to be safe and not eat these products if you bought them during that time period.






Federal health officials in Canada initially announced a recal…

USA: SALMONELLA OUTBREAKS NOW INCLUDE TEXAS, NEW YORK

Salmonella Mangoes and Cantaloupe - A Tainted Fruit Salad - Over 300 Sick





POSTED BY BILL MARLER ON AUGUST 28, 2012









Ingredient 1- Mangoes


According to efoodalert, Food Safety News and Lola, as of August 22, 2012 there have been 22 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup in Canada with 17 in British Columbia and 5 in Alberta. 


In the US, 101 cases of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported. 


Affected states reporting illnesses due to the outbreak strain include California (75 cases), Oregon (1 case), Washington (6 cases), Texas (2 cases) and New York (3 cases).




The mangoes that are subject to the recall were bought between July 12 and August 24, have a price look-up (PLU) number of 4959, and are labeled as Daniella mangoes. 



Late last week a Canadian produce importer recalled its Daniella mangoes from Mexico after they were linked to Salmonella Braenderup infections. 



Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a voluntary recall by Splendid Products, announced it removed from sale Daniella mangos…

THE PACKER: FDA CALLS OUTBREAK "FAST MOVING" ...

Numbers already going up on illnesses in California. Most consumers are NOT aware of Salmonella threat and do not report illness.










UPDATED: U.S. distributor, retailers recall Daniella mangoes



08/28/2012 10:35:29 AM
Coral Beach




These Daniella brand mangoes are under recall in Canada and the U.S. in relation to salmonella outbreaks.




(UPDATED COVERAGE, 2:45 p.m.) 


Federal officials joined California and Washington state investigators as they work to find the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 79 and may be linked to recalled mangoes.



Food and Drug Administration officials said they working on the "fast-moving outbreak," but California's health investigators are still leading the investigation.



"Once FDA became involved we began coordinating with the state of California, which is leading the investigation, to get up to speed on the progress of their investigation," said an FDA announcement. "Once we can examine the information the state has collected fir…

NATIONAL MANGO BOARD REFUSES TO GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF MANGOES IN USA MARKET ...

IMO NOTE: Probably out of money as another budgetary cycle comes to an end. The National Mango Board (NMB) has neither the means nor the inclination to address the MEDIA BLITZ unfolding before the North American mango industry's eyes.




The media is already suggesting the replacement of the mango from recipes and the substitution of other fruits. 



Thus undoing years of promotion and millions of dollars spent by the National Mango Board (NMB) due to silence on Salmonella outbreak ...





Here is a piece from San Angelo, Texas...




Two U.S. retailers and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have announced voluntary recalls of Daniella-brand mangos because of concerns about salmonella.




In Canada, the recall was limited mangos sold in stores in the Western Provinces of Canada between July 12 and Aug. 14.




In the United States, retailers Giant Foods and Stop & Shop also announced a voluntary recall of Daniella-brand mangos with PLU# 4959 purchased between July 12 and Aug. 24. 



At this time, …

Larry Nienkirk's (SPLENDID PRODUCTS) nightmare is bringing the entire mango industry down with him ....

IMO NOTE:  The entire mango industry is witnessing a "Train wreck" unfold before our very eyes. It is obvious that the National Mango Board (NMB) did not have a "Doomsday" scenario in place to address the MEDIA BLIZZARD that has taken off with this story.

Lurking somewhere in the background lies a story of a very unprepared industry and individuals that thought this story would just play itself out and go away.

Well, the TSUNAMI that has taken place in the media since it broke as an isolated case in western Canada has turned out to over 100 illnesses which in all likelyhood can be multiplied by 4 or 5 times or even more.


It will take a miracle at this juncture to turn back the tide of public opinion that the MEDIA has smothered this story with.


The story has gone viral and at this point in the reporting cycle, every major news outlet in North America has  covered this story !!!

There is no way the National Mango Board (NMB) will ever be able to respond and begin to undo…

WASHINGTON POST: Calif officials investigating salmonella outbreak tied to mangoes, more than 70 people ill ...

Now you can bet the Secretary of Agriculture has read about it!...probably everyone in Washington D.C. of any consequence....Even OBAMA must be wondering about the mangoes he eats !!!



By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 1:57 PM AP











SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California health officials say they are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes that has sickened 73 people.







Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California and trying to identify which specific mango brands or sources might be tied to the illnesses.





The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also recently reported illnesses resulting from the same bacterial strain.






Officials with the California Department of Public Health say they are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Canadian public health and food safety agencies to pinpoint the cause.


http://www.washington…

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT EXPANDS HEALTH HAZARD ALERT FOR DANIELLA MANGOES ..

THE PACKER NEWSPAPER: U.S. distributor, retailers recall Daniella mangoes ...

IMO Commentary in red....







08/28/2012 10:35:29 AM


Coral Beach




These Daniella brand mangoes are under recall in Canada and the U.S. in relation to salmonella outbreaks.California officials are investigating a possble link of 73 people sick with salmonella to recalled mangoes.









A Burlingame, Calif., distributor is voluntarily recalling the Mexican mangoes. Canadian officials have linked the same brand of mangoes to 22 salmonella illnesses in British Columbia and Alberta.




Anita Gore, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Public Health said the state has 73 cases of salmonella with the same strain that sickened Canadians. She said more than two-thirds of the sick Californians reported eating mangoes before becoming ill.





“We are working with the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the investigation,” Gore said Aug. 28.





Officials with FDA and the Centers for Disease control and Prevention did not immediately respond to calls.






Splendid Products general mana…

UNDERSTANDING FOOD BORNE OUTBREAKS SO THEY NEVER HAPPEN ...

Foodborne illness



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Food safety
Terms
Foodborne illness
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP)
Critical control point
Critical factors
Food, acidity, time, temperature, oxygen and moisture
pH
Water activity (aw)
Pathogens
Clostridium botulinum
E. coli
Hepatitis A
Salmonella
Listeria
Parasitic infections
Blastocystis
Cryptosporidiosis
Trichinosis





Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning)[1] is any illness resulting from the consumption ofcontaminated food, pathogenicbacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food,[2] as well as chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms.






Causes
See also: Pathogen



Poorly stored food in a refrigerator


Foodborne illness usually arises from improper handling, preparation, or food storage


Good hygiene practices before, during, and after food preparation can reduce the chances of contracting an illness. There is a consensus in the public health community that regular ha…