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NMB RESPONDS TO MANGO LYSTERIA OUTBREAK
















Greetings Mango Industry Members,








On May 5, Pacific Organic Produce voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of mangos sold under the Purity Organic brand. 




The mangos were voluntarily recalled after routine testing conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that a single sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Pacific Organic Produce has stated that no illnesses have been reported.


According to the company the only products affected by this voluntary recall are Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU 94051 and PLU 94959) sold under the Purity Organic brand between April 14, 2014, and May 2, 2014.






Providing consumers with safe, quality mangos is the top priority of the mango industry.





 As such, the National Mango Board is working closely with its members, including Pacific Organic Produce; FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to better understand the current situation and to ensure the safety of mangos for all consumers.







Attached you will find talking points with information to help you respond to any inquiries. 




 Additionally, page 39 of the English Mango Issues and Crisis Response Guide and Spanish Mango Issues and Crisis Response Guide will help with basic food safety talking points.









Please let me know if you have any questions.



Sincerely,

William










Saludos Mango Miembros de la Industria,




El 5 de mayo, Pacific Organic Produce recordó voluntariamente una cantidad limitada de mangos que se venden bajo la marca Pacific Organic. 




Los mangos fueron retirados voluntariamente después de las pruebas de rutina llevado a cabo por la Food and Drug Administration de EE.UU. Encontrón (SP??) que una sola muestra dio positivo por Listeria monocytogenes. Pacific Organic Produce ha declarado que no se han reportado enfermedades.






Según la compañía los únicos productos afectados por este retiro voluntario son mangos Tommy Atkins (PLU PLU 94051 y 94959) que se venden bajo la marca Pacific Organic entre el 14 de abril de 2014 y 2 de mayo de 2014.





Ofrecer seguridad a los consumidores, mangos de calidad es la máxima prioridad de la industria del mango. Como tal, la National Mango Board está trabajando estrechamente con sus miembros, entre ellos Pacific Organic Produce; FDA y el Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. para entender mejor la situación actual y para garantizar la seguridad de los mangos para todos los consumidores.







Adjunto encontrarán temas de conversación con la información necesaria para ayudarle a responder cualquier pregunta. 




Además, en la página 39 de la Mango Issues and Crisis Response Guide en inglés y la Guía de Respuestas Ante Problemas y Crisis del Mango en español, le ayudará con puntos básicos acerca de la seguridad alimenticia.






Por favor, hágame saber si tienen alguna pregunta.



Sinceramente,



William




William Watson, Executive Director

National Mango Board




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