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FDA lifts import alert on Agricola Daniella mangos

An import alert levied by the Food & Drug Administration against Agricola Daniella mangos has been lifted, the Los Mochis, Mexico, shipper announced July 5.

Agricola Daniella, which ships fruit under the "Daniella" brand, was linked to a Salmonella outbreak last year, prompting the FDA action, which prevented Agricola Daniella from shipping mangos to the United States. The company said it improved its HACCP plan and good manufacturing practices program, which resulted in the lifting of the import alert and resumption of U.S. shipments.

"From this week, the company is no longer included in the Import Alert 99 - 23, which allows our mangos from our packinghouse and our label to be sold in the United States," Daniel Ibarra, director of Agricola Daniella, said in a press release. "We are very proud of the process we concluded because it will reactivate the dynamics of our production and will allow hundreds of people to go back to their jobs, on both sides of the border.

"In the future, we will strengthen our food-safety program with new certifications and will keep the level of commitment with our customers and clients," Ibarra added.

Agricola Daniella is located in a "pest-free" zone in northern Mexico, so its mangos are not required to undergo hot water treatment.