Daniella Mangoes Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Multistate (2012)


Marler Clark, filed a Salmonella lawsuit (2:12-cv-01508) against Splendid Products of Burlingame, California. The distributor of Daniella mangoes was identified as the source of a nationwide Salmonella Braenderup outbreak by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control and Prevention in August 2012. The Salmonella Braenderup outbreak sickened 204 in California (80), Delaware (1), Hawaii (3), Idaho (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (3), Oregon (1), Texas (2), Washington (6), and Wisconsin (1). Canada reported 21 ill – British Columbia (16) and Alberta (5). The lawsuit was filed in the Western District Court of Washington at Seattle on behalf of 92- year-old Dorothy Pearce of Stanwood, Washington.

In late August 2012 Ms. Pearce consumed a Salmonella-contaminated Daniella brand mango that had been distributed and sold by Splendid Products. Ms. Pearce fell ill on August 20, 2012 and over the next two days suffered from a variety of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe stomach cramping. She was admitted to Providence Hospital on August 22, 2012 where lab tests confirmed she had Salmonella and that the serotype was Salmonella Braenderup, which is the serotype associated with the Daniella mango outbreak. As of September 5, 2012 Ms. Pearce was still hospitalized.

Marler Clark reached a settlement on behalf of Ms. Pearce covering her medical expenses and pain and suffering.