A third produce importer in the U.S.is recalling whole, fresh maradol papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche in Mexico because a deadly, ongoing Salmonella outbreak has been traced to papayas from the farm.
Agroson's says they have "ceased importing papayas from Carica de Compeche". However, the product may have been further distributed outside the state of IL. The farm is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Thirty six people in NY and 26 in New Jersey have reported illnesses, but so far only one case has been reported in MI.
More details on dates of distribution of affected papayas, brand names and numbers can be found on the FDA's website. This takes an average of two to four weeks, according to the CDC.
The outbreak was first reported in July when the CDC warned people not to eat Caribeña brand Maradol papayas after more than 40 people fell ill.
"The FDA is working to identify additional brand (s) that these papayas are sold under and facilitate recall (s)". Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier.
No other papayas distributed by Freshtex Produce LLC are subject to the recall. Anyone with the papayas in their home should dispose of them immediately.
"When in doubt, don't eat, sell or serve them, and throw them out", it said. Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators where papayas were stored.
Wash your hands with running water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process. The Caribeña brand can be identified by a red, green, and yellow sticker. "The flesh inside the fruit is salmon-colored".
The Real disaster of Salmonella has been hit with Sweet Mexican Papaya. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Symptoms can be mild or severe and commonly last for two to seven days.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
More than 100 Americans have now been sickened by salmonella from a papaya imported from Mexico, the CDC reveals.
The Campeche cultivate has been added to an import ready which permits FDA field work force to prevent new deliver from entering the U.S. from the ranch until the point when the homestead is demonstrated to have settled issues that caused the bacterial contamination.The Valery-mark papayas that Alamo, Texas-based Freshtex reviewed August 7 were disseminated July 10-13 in IL yet may have been sold in different states too.
A growing risk of salmonella has prompted the FDA to issue new warnings about papayas.