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SHELL GAME: SPLENDID PRODUCTS "VOLUNTARY" RECALL....TOO LITTLE ... TOO LATE ...

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Only 100,000 cartons of potentially as many as 3,000,000 actually shipped during the time frame in question will actually be affected by this end of season "Hail Mary" by Importer Splendid Products ...



Recalling roughly 3% of all mangoes shipped is hardly "An abundance of caution"




The "Good News", (if you can call it that), is that Larry Nienkirk has finally realized he and his company  have a Crisis on their hands and have hired a Disaster Management consultant.







California mango recall could affect Arizona







By KTAR.com





Originally published: Aug 30, 2012 - 6:03 pm








A voluntary recall of one million mangoes that may be contaminated with Salmonella could affect Arizona.



According to CNN, the recalled mangoes were sold in Costco, Whole Foods and Kroger stores, which have locations in Arizona, and Save Mart Supermarkets, Food 4 Less, Ralph's, Topco stores, El Super, Giant-Eagle, Stop & Shop and Aldi stores that do not have Arizona locations.








Federal, …

SPLENDID PRODUCTS HIRES CRISIS CONSULTANT ON SIXTH DAY ...

Ernest DelBuono To Chair Crisis Practice At Levick



Ernest Ponders How to Steer a Client Out of Disaster Ernest DelBuono, SVP, and Richard Levick, Esq., President & CEO, brainstorm the next step for a corporate client in crisis. The Crisis team works to anticipate the next big catastrophe in Richard's office in Washington, DC. 09:05 AM - Friday, July 20. 2012.

North America


Holmes Report 29 Apr 2012





WASHINGTON, DC—Levick Strategic Communications has named senior vice president Ernest DelBuono chair of the firm’s crisis practice.





Prior to joining Levick, DelBuono served as press assistant to Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, and public affairs officer to the federal on-scene coordinator during the Exxon Valdez oil spill response. He also served as deputy director of the Federal Joint Information Center for Hurricane Andrew and was a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization in London.





After the attacks on 9/11, DelBuono…

SPLENDID PRODUCTS HIRES MEDIA SPOKESPERSON ON DAY 6 OF MANGO RECALL CRISES "OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION" ....

Officials are investigating "a multistate cluster" of Salmonella infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.


August 30th, 2012


08:30 PM ET



Up to 1 million out of 24 million mangoes shipped, have been recalled in Salmonella outbreak




Up to 1 million mangoes are being recalled voluntarily because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, as a preventive measure in the wake of 103 infections nationwide, a food distributor announced Thursday.




The mangoes bear the Daniella brand sticker with one of the following PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959, said Splendid Products of Burlingame, California.





The mangoes were sold as individual fruit throughout the country, including at Costco, Save Mart Supermarkets, Food 4 Less, Ralph's, Topco stores, El Super, Kroger, Giant-Eagle, Stop & Shop, Aldi, and some Whole Foods stores, the produce firm said.






Federal, state and Canadian officials are investigating "a multistate cluster" of 103 Salmonella Braenderup in…

Two new members bring IMO LINKEDIN Group total to 305 ...

New Members: Last 7 Days ....




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RVS Fruits Pollachi,



Fruits Business at R.V.S Fruits

Coimbatore Area, India






1st

Juan Eduardo Sainz,

Private Consulting / Trading




Argentina




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FDA MAKES "VOLUNTARY" RECALL OFFICIAL ON DANIELLA MANGOES ...

IMO Commentary in red ...





FDA posts Daniella mango recall; CDC says 103 sick



08/29/2012 10:01:10 PM
Coral Beach






For additional information about retailers' related recalls, please see "UPDATED: United Supermarkets, others join mango recall"




Federal health officials reported Aug. 29 that “mangoes are likely causing” a 16-state salmonella outbreak. Two hours later the Food and Drug Administration posted a voluntary recall notice from Splendid Products for Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico.




However, the Burlingame, Calif., produce distributor had actually begun pulling back the mangoes Aug. 26, asking its customers to do the same, said general manager and founder Larry Nienkerk.




“We want to let everyone know our top priority is public safety,” Nienkerk told The Packer on Aug. 28 and repeated in the Aug. 29 FDA recall notice.


( And yet Splendid Products continued to sell the mangoes in question through August 29, 2012 ??!! )







“We have notified all of our customers ... and we are work…

DID SPLENDID PRODUCTS CONTINUE TO SELL MANGOES AFTER RECALL ???

IMO NOTE:


Splendid Products claims to have issued a voluntary recall of DANIELLA mangoes "Out of an abundance of caution"on August 26, 2012.




Yet several press reports including the one that follows, claim that the mangoes in question were sold for three days after the recall through August 29, 2012 ...






Fruit Company Recalls Mangoes With Salmonella Risk









WASHINGTON August 30, 2012 (AP)






Federal health officials are telling Americans to avoid Daniella mangoes distributed by a Northern California fruit distributor because they may be contaminated with salmonella that has already sickened more than 100 people in 16 states.



The Food and Drug Administration issued the warning Thursday after Burlingame, Calif.-based Splendid Products recalled five lots of mangoes imported from Mexico. The mangoes carry the Daniella brand sticker with the lot numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. The FDA says consumers should not eat the fruit and throw it away, if they have any.




The mangoes were sold at …

DANIELLA MANGO RECALL: COLORADO JOINS THE LIST ...

Posted August 30, 2012, 4:27 pm MT



Mango recall includes Colorado; none sick yet

By MICHAEL BOOTH



The Denver Post







Colorado health officials warned Thursday a mango recall of fruit sickening people in Canada is also a threat here, and urged consumers to return or throw out the products.                                                      






The Denver Post








Mangoes in nationwide recall












Mangoes from Splendid Products in California are linked to the Canada salmonella cases, under the Daniella Brand, and may be linked to cases in California and other states. 



There have been no illnesses linked to mangoes in Colorado, said the state Department of Public Health and Environment.






Colorado released the list of recalled mangoes.






“Identified by the Daniella brand stickers and one of the following PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. 




The mangoes were sold to major retailers and wholesalers nationwide, including Costco, Kroger and some Whole Foods stores. 



The mangoes were sold at various retail store…

ALASKA JOINS IN ON DANIELLA MANGO RECALL ...

State issues mango recall

by KCAW News


August 30, 2012 9:36 am








Splendid Products “Daniella” Mangoes. (Alaska DEC photo)



The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Splendid Foods have issued a recall of Daniella Mangoes due to confirmed cases of salmonella reported in California. 



Although the mangoes were sold in Alaska, no salmonella cases have been reported here. 



Chelan Produce is advising anyone who purchased mangoes at their truck last Saturday (8-25-12) to dispose of them.


View the recall notice from the State of Alaska here.





http://www.kcaw.org/2012/08/30/state-issues-mango-recall/

FDA: SPOKANE PRODUCE INC. JOINS VOLUNTARY MANGO RECALL ...

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Spokane Produce Inc., Voluntarily Recalls Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo Product Because of Possible Health Risk




08/30/2012 06:19 AM EDT





Spokane Produce, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a small lot run of Pineapple/Mango Pico de Gallo beca use it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella braenderup. 


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.





For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.


Isaac moves north after drenching U.S. Gulf, New Orleans

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By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone

NEW ORLEANS | Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:39am EDT





(Reuters) - Tropical storm Isaac is expected to weaken further as it heads north on Thursday, after causing significant damage to the U.S. Gulf Coast but nothing on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.




The former Category One hurricane was likely to become a tropical depression on Thursday, and could still bring heavy rain and floods as it moved across the center of the country over the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.








As Isaac ebbs, probes should show an elaborate flood containment plan developed for low-lying New Orleans survived its first major test, seven years to the day after Katrina laid waste to the city and killed more than 1,80…

SEARCH OF PRIMUS LABS WEBSITE FINDS NO (ZERO) MENTION OF AGRICOLA DANIELLA NOR SPLENDID PRODUCTS ...

BY Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)



www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com





August 30, 2012




Winter Park, Florida










A search of the Primus Labs website http://www.primuslabs.com/index.aspx  today did not turn up any mention of either "Agricola Daniella" nor "Splendid Products".




Images released to the press in relation to the ongoing Salmonella outbreak and recall show the Primus Labs logo prominently displayed on both fruit stickers and mango cartons.





See here:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Documents/fdbFrSPLa.pdf


and here:






The Primus Labs logo is printed on every box in the lower left hand corner in this image below the word "Mangos"










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