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Salmonella Braenderup – Mango

The Public Health Agency of Canada has linked consumption of Daniella brand Mangos from Mexico to an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup nfections. 

State and federal agencies in the USA – led by the California Department of Public Health – are investigating illnesses in several US states due to the same outbreak strain.

The Outbreak Summary (As of September 14, 2012)

Canada:- As of August 29, 2012 there have been 21 confirmed cases in British Columbia (16) and Alberta (5). No other details have been released. This tally is one less than previously reported. The initial Notice reported 17 cases in British Columbia.

USA:- 121 cases in 15 states. 25 people hospitalized. Affected states reporting illnesses due to the outbreak strain include California (93), Delaware (1), Hawaii (4), Idaho (1), Illinois (2), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (8), and Wisconsin (1). Approximately two-th…


By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)

September 15, 2012

Winter Park, Florida -

The National Mango Board and it's Executive Director finds itself between a Rock and a hard place.

Will the fledgling organization stand behind the growers who provide the National Mango Board's operating revenue and support the Mexican Government denial of the U.S. Government's recent FDA findings regarding Salmonella tainted mangoes from Mexico ?

At first blush, the answer seems rather simple:

A US Government backed entity such as the National Mango Board must abide by the law of the country where it is based.

Yet, when one understands the complex dynamic under which the NMB operates, the answer is not that simple.

The National Mango Board is an anomaly. It does not truly represent USA mango farmers.

Here is the USDA definition of a Marketing order:

"All marketing orders are initiated by producers. Producers have an active role in …


Mexico Denies Link To Mango Outbreak

“En México, no hay evidencia de la bacteria Salmonella Braenderup detectada en EU y Canadá”

- Government of Mexico, September 14, 2012

After analyzing all of 14 samples taken from the production and packaging areas of Agricola Daniella, Mexico has concluded that there is no evidence of the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak strain that has sickened 142 people in the USA and Canada

Furthermore, a review of the genetic fingerprints ofSalmonella circulating in Mexico this year, has led Mexican authorities to conclude that there is no information to link the outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada with any Mexican product.

The full text of Mexico’s statement follows:

En México no hay evidencia de la bacteria Salmonella Braenderup detectada en EU y Canadá

México, D.F., 14 de septiembre de 2012

Comunicado Conjunto

El Gobierno Federal concluyó la investigación para contribuir al esclarecimiento de las alertas de importación emitidas por Canadá y los Estados Unidos de Améri…

BLAME GAME: Mexico denies salmonella in mangos exported to U.S. and Canada ...

Published September 15, 2012


Mexico's government has denied that mangos exported to the United States and Canada were contaminated with salmonella, and said that the bacteria strain detected in those countries "is different from any strain found in Mexico."

United States and Canadian health authorities - the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - issued separate alerts in August about the Mexican fruit exported by the Agricola Daniella mango company because of its suspected contamination with Salmonella Braenderup.

"Following exhaustive work by the health and epidemiological agencies, the installations of the Mexican company showed no contamination with the strain causing an outbreak in the neighboring countries to the north," Mexico's Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Secretariat said in a statement.

It said that taking part in these phytosanitary investigations to corroborate the findings of …


The CDC monitors the frequency of salmonella infections in the United States. 

Every year, approximately 40,000 cases are reported. 

Many milder cases of the illness go undetected, undiagnosed and unreported. 

It is thought that for every one case of diagnosed salmonella, there are 30 or more cases that go unreported.

Salmonella is diagnosed through a stool sample, which may be followed up by other blood tests to determine the specific type of salmonella bacteria involved. 

There is no vaccine to prevent salmonella. 

The best defense is prevention, which includes avoiding raw or undercooked meat and eggs as well as good infection control practices when preparing foods – proper food storage, washing hands, washing surfaces and avoiding cross contamination of foods.

Reptiles, including turtles, are particularly likely to spread salmonella bacteria. It is important to wash your hands thoroughly immediately after touching or holding a reptile or turtle. Have children do the same.

In most cases, s…

LATEST FROM THE CDC: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Associated with Mangoes ...

Posted September 14, 2012 02:15 PM ET

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