The spring crop of mangoes has arrived in Brisbane; had a couple yesterday and they are better than I remember, smaller and more flavorful, with a hint of lime.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports in its final update that an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup that sickened at least 127 persons in 15 states was linked to mangoes from Mexico.
On September 13, FDA placed Agricola Daniella of Sinaloa, Mexico on Import Alert. This means that Agricola Daniella mangoes will be denied admission into the United States unless the importer shows they are not contaminated with Salmonella.
During August 2012, CDC investigated a multistate outbreak of 16 Salmonella Worthington infections reported from 3 states.
Ill persons were reported from similar states and during the same time period as seen in the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak; 89% of ill persons with Salmonella Worthington who were interviewed reported consuming mangoes in the week before their illness began.
One case in the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak was also infected with Salmonella Worthington, a finding that suggests a possible connection between the two outbreaks.