NMB Responds to FDA Notice Regarding Daniella-brand Mangos






Sept. 14, 2012 - Orlando, Fla. - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today advised consumers that they should not eat Daniella-brand mangos. FDA further explained that the affected mangos were supplied by Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier in Sinaloa, Mexico, with one packing house due to concerns that the mangos may be contaminated with salmonella.

In response to FDA’s announcement, National Mango Board (NMB) Executive Director William Watson released the following statement:

“Providing consumers with safe, quality mangos is our first priority. We were saddened to learn that any consumer had become ill after eating mangos. Since then, NMB and our member companies have focused our efforts on working with the FDA as the agency investigated the source of the food-borne contaminant.

“NMB will continue to work with the FDA and others in the industry to ensure that all Daniella-brand mangos are no longer on store shelves. And as we learn more details regarding the FDA’s investigation, the mango industry will take the necessary steps to improve our food safety standards and to reduce the risk of food-borne contaminants in mangos.”

Established in 2005, NMB urges strict adherence to all applicable requirements for food safety and quality, including those established by FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NMB’s work also includes the development of the “Post-harvest Best Management Practices Guide” that details the steps growers and handlers can take to prevent food-borne contaminants, including sanitation, storage and handling practices.

Read FDA's announcement.

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About National Mango Board

The National Mango Board is a national promotion and research organization, which is supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. One cup of mango is only 100 calories, an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor.

Mango availability per capita has increased 35% since 2005 to an estimated 2.53 pounds per year in 2011.  Mango import volume for 2011 was 810 million pounds.  Learn more at www.mango.org.

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