Daniella-brand mangoes (USA Today)
(USA Today) -- A recall of potentially salmonella-tainted mangoes from Mexico may have involved as many as 900,000 pieces of the tropical fruit.
The Daniella-brand mangoes were grown and harvested in Mexico and sold in the United States between July 12 and Aug. 29, Splendid Products spokesman Ernest DelBuono said.
The mangoes were sold as individual fruit with the sticker brand "Daniella." Each fruit was also marked with a small sticker with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114.
The mangoes were sold at supermarkets including Costco, Save Mart Supermarkets, Food 4 Less, Ralph's, Topco stores, El Super, Kroger, Giant-Eagle, Stop & Shop, Aldi and Whole Foods, DelBuono said.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled mangoes should not eat them and should throw them away.
The fruit was grown by Agricola Daniela, a large grower near the town of Ahome, on the coast of the Sea of Cortez in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, DelBuono said.
Federal officials are investigating 105 illnesses involving salmonella Braenderup that may be linked to the tropical fruit. The cases have occurred in 16 states since July 1, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mangoes typically have a shelf life of between five and eight days from the day they're sold, DelBuono said. "At this point, there are few mangoes even out there, between the recall and the fact that they would have been consumed or thrown out by the consumer."
Last week, an importer in Canada initiated a voluntary recall of Daniella-brand mangoes as the result of 22 illnesses reported there. The CDC confirms that the DNA fingerprint of the Canadian cases and the U.S. cases match.
Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a common bacterial illness. Salmonellosis can lead to diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours, as well as chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems such as infants and the elderly, the CDC says.