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Salmonella Concern Prompts Papaya Recall

Caribe Produce LTD Co. of McAllen, TX, is recalling 286 cases of Papaya Maradol, Caribeña Brand papayas because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.


Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in the papayas, according to the recall notice. 

The company says no illnesses have been reported.

The recalled Papaya Maradol, Caribeña Brand cases were distributed in the Bronx, New York in wholesale stores and through retail stores from May 14 to May 17, 2012. The papayas were  packed in 35 lb. cartons marked with the brand ” Caribeña ” and ” Product of Mexico” stamped on the side. The papayas are sold individually, and each one bears a label that states “3112 CARIBEÑA Papaya MARADOL PRODUCT OF MEXICO www.grandeproduce.com” 

The recalled Papaya Maradol, Caribeña Brand papayas may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information about the recall contact the company at 956-874-9411.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. 

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