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RECALL ALERT: Mexican Papayas May Contain Salmonella


RECALL ALERT: Mexican Papayas May Contain Salmonella

The FDA has recalled papayas that have been responsible for one death and hundreds sick.

The FDA advises pitching Maradol papayas.  According to speculation, these Mexican-grown papayas are the source of the salmonella outbreak.

The recall contains three brands:

  • Caribeña brand papayas – distributed by Grande Produce
  • Cavi brand papayas – distributed by Agroson’s
  • Valery brand papayas – distributed by Freshtex Produce, LLC

The FDA became aware of the outbreak on June 26, but cases date as far back as May 17.  Even though the FDA recalled these three brands, salmonella could be present in other brands.

In the meantime, customers are urged to ask stores if their papayas come from Mexico.  The FDA also urges sanitizing utensils, counters, etc. that may have come into contact with the contaminated produce.

The outbreak comes from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico.  As an extra precaution, surrounding farms must undergo extra screening.


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