CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes

CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes

August 30th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Chamberlain Farms in Owensville, Ind. is shown Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Wednesday identified Chamberlain Farms, in Owensville, as a source of the outbreak, which it blames for sickening 178 people since early July, including 62 who were hospitalized and two who have died.

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WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes.

Authorities said Wednesday they are still probing what caused an outbreak of 103 cases of salmonella Braenderup infections since July, and they are trying to identify which mango brands or sources may be linked to the illnesses.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 78 of the cases were reported in California. No deaths have been reported.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also recently reported illnesses resulting from the same bacterial strain. Several U.S. and Canadian retailers have issued releases saying they will recall or remove Daniella-brand mangoes from stores.