Mango Outbreak Victim Sues DistributorFood Safety News
By News Desk | September 7, 2012
A 92-year-old woman sickened in the ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated mangoes is suing the company that distributes the implicated fruits.
Dorothy Pearce of Stanwood, Washington filed suit against Splendid Products, Inc. Thursday. The company distributes mangoes that it imports from Mexico under the brand Daniella. These mangoes are the suspected source of the multistate outbreak that has now sickened at least 105 people in 16 states.
Pearce was hospitalized with a Salmonella Braenderup infection after eating a Daniella mango in late August, according to the complaint.
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