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Distributor recalled papaya for Salmonella; didn’t tell public

UPDATE 1 a.m. EDT July 26: Officials with Grande Produce LLC did not respond to multiple requests for comment Tuesday. The CDC posted an outbreak update Tuesday, with the victim count holding at one dead and 46 others sickened.  Grande Produce LLC, the importer of Caribeña brand Maradol papayas linked to a deadly and ongoing Salmonella… Continue Reading

FDA echoes CDC: Fresh papayas linked to Salmonella outbreak

One dead, 46 sick across 12 states; outbreaks in 2010, 2011 also linked to Mexican papayas

No recall has been issued, but Food and Drug Administration officials are warning the public against eating Maradol papayas from Mexico in general — and Caribeña brand specifically — because they have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. One person in New York City has died and 46 others across 12 states have been confirmed… Continue Reading

One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papayas

Federal officials have joined Maryland’s Health Department in a warning against eating yellow Maradol papayas because of Salmonella contamination, reporting one person has died and at least 46 others are sick in an ongoing outbreak that began in mid-May. Additional victims are likely to be added to the case count because people who became ill… Continue Reading

Maryland confirms papayas contaminated with Salmonella

The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to not eat Caribeña’s brand yellow Maradol papayas because they could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The yellow papayas have been distributed to stores throughout the state of Maryland. State officials discovered the contamination in the course of an ongoing Salmonella case investigation, according to the June 19 warning from the… Continue Reading

USDA Steps Up Citrus Greening Fight As GMO Fix Looks Promising

If there was any way that American-grown oranges could be saved without turning to genetic engineering, Ricke Kress at Southern Gardens Citrus would take it. But, in the real world, he’s found no choice but to pursue the strategy that saved Hawaii’s papaya crop — genetic engineering for a defense against a more powerful environmental… Continue Reading

Hawaii Senate Committees Hear Then Kill GMO Labeling Bill

Three committees of the Hawaii Senate Thursday heard the House proposal to require labels on genetically modified food produced outside the state, and then they voted to table the bill for the current legislative session, effectively killing the bill. Once again. Just two days earlier, House Bill (HB) 174 was considered dead after the Senate… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Papaya Over, Says CDC

Seven more patients with illness onset dates from late July brought the total number of papaya-related Salmonella Agona victims to 106 before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closed out its report on the outbreak. “This particular outbreak appears to be over,” said the CDC on Monday, adding:  “Salmonella remains an important cause… Continue Reading

Mexican Papayas Detained at the Border

A ban on Mexican papayas entering the United States will make it a little harder to find the tasty Vitamin C-laden fruit at your favorite grocer.  More costly papayas from other growing areas will replace them on the shelf. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration closed the American border to Mexican papaya on Thursday because… Continue Reading

Fresh Cut Papaya Products Recalled

A Houston company is recalling products made with fresh cut papaya in connection with the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Agona. GHSW of Houston said it was notified that papayas used in its products were associated with the Agromod Produce recall. On July 23, Agromod announced a recall of papayas imported from Mexico that have been… Continue Reading