ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com July 16, 2018


Papaya Recall Due To Salmonella Outbreak

08 August 2017, 11:07 | Melissa Porter

Papaya Recall Due To Salmonella Outbreak

Papaya Recall Due To Salmonella Outbreak

The products were distributed to wholesalers in the NY, CT, and NJ, from July 16 to 19 - and then sold to retail consumers up until July 31. At least 35 people have been hospitalized and 109 people sickened across the country. The CDC was able to identify one illness cluster in Maryland which linked these cases of salmonella to papayas bought at a store in the Baltimore area.

USA health officials say more people have contracted salmonella by eating papayas from a farm in southern Mexico. As of today no illnesses have been reported from the Valery brand of Maradol Papayas but as a precaution the FDA recommended a recall of all Maradol Papayas imported in the month July from the Carica de Campeche farm.

More details on dates of distribution of affected papayas, brand names and numbers can be found on the FDA's website. Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier.

The agency is telling consumers to avoid maradol papayas branded Valery, Cavi or Caribeña and to avoid all papayas from Carica de Campeche.


The company says it is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce by taking samples of every load to a private lab, and testing for Salmonella. Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators where papayas were stored.

A growing risk of salmonella has prompted the FDA to issue new warnings about papayas. Salmonella can infect anyone, but young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely to have severe infections. Specifically, three brands of this variety of papaya have been recalled: Caribeña brand papayas, distributed by Grande Produce; certain Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson's; and Valery brand papayas, distributed by Freshtex Produce, LLC.

Anyone who has eaten fresh papaya recently and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection is urged to seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure so the proper diagnostic tests can be performed. Valery Maradol papayas have a red, yellow, and green sticker with "Valery" in yellow letters. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. As of Monday, for the 74 outbreak victims for whom ethnicity information was available, 50, or 68 percent, are Hispanic.



Other News

Trending Now

Instagram's Latest Update Expands Live, Making It Much More Useful
Users just have to tap the new icon on the bottom right when they're broadcasting and add anyone that's now watching their stream. This feature is now testing with a small percentage of our community and will be rolling out globally over the next few months.

Kono, Japan's new foreign minister, tackles North Korea issues during ASEAN debut
The meeting comes as the USA and Asian nations join together to try to step up Pyongyang's economic and diplomatic isolation. Wang also urged the USA and South Korea "to stop increasing tensions" and said that all sides should return to negotiations.

"Self-driving" van actually driven by human disguised as vehicle seat
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute confirmed to NBC4 that the man was part of a study it was conducting on autonomous cars.

Iranian Drone Comes Close to US Fighter Jet, Jet Takes Evasive Action
One unnamed defense official told Fox News that it was the first time an Iranian drone has "interrupted a flight pattern". The officials said the Iranian boat approached and came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt, a US Navy patrol ship.

Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne to end six-year run
Kahne's fate had been in limbo for most of the season because of years of mediocre finishes and sponsorship woes. The news release says the move is being announced now to allow him to pursue another seat for the 2018 season.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 4 To Air Live Finale
"We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member". And while the press asked a lot of questions, Dungey managed to deflect the interrogation.

Welwyn Garden City supermarket launches largest sausage roll in the UK
The giant roll hit stores today served on a tray, after the traditional paper bag proved unable to support the oversized snack. Weighing in at almost half a kilogram the new jumbo-sized picnic favourite is believed to the biggest on the high street.