Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas Recalled for Salmonella (US/Nationwide)

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Reason for Recall: Salmonella
Company: Grande Produce LLC, San Juan, TX
Product: Caribeña brand Maradol papayas

Details: Because the company, based in , has not revealed the recall to the public, the federal agency is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas because they have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 46 others across 12 states.

According to FDA’s update, posted this afternoon:

  • Consumers should not to eat Caribeña brand Maradol papayas because they are linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis. Maradol papayas are green before they ripen and turn yellow, so consumers should not eat Caribeña brand regardless of the color. If anyone has these papayas in their home, they should dispose of them immediately. These can be identified by a red, green and yellow sticker.
  • Papaya samples collected by Maryland health officials from a Baltimore retail location tested positive for the strains of Salmonella Kiambu and Thompson that match strains found in ill people.
  • CDC recommends people should not eat Maradol papayas from Mexico. FDA continues its traceback investigation. At this time, Caribeña brand papayas from Mexico have been identified as a brand linked to these illnesses. Additional brands will be announced as the information becomes available.
  • CDC reports 47 cases,12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak. The states involved are Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

Regions: US/Nationwide

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