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Could 73 Illnesses in California be Linked to Salmonella Mangoes From Mexico?

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California Department of Public Health said Monday that health officials are investigating 73 illnesses potentially linked to Salmonella-contaminated mangoes. The suspect crop of mangoes also made it to Canada, where a recall was made two days prior.

Says Food Safety News:

"The news comes two days after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a recall of mangoes imported from Mexico after several illnesses were linked to consuming the fruit. Both California and Canada are investigating the same strain: Salmonella Braenderup. Of the patients who have been interviewed, 67 percent reported eating mangoes, according to Conens, but state officials said they have not yet identified specific mango brand or source yet. 

Between the meatballs and
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the cantaloupe and the bagged salads, we're starting to become immune to all these food warnings. Instead of panicking, let's just take it as another reason to Know Your Farmers Market.