FDA links salmonella investigation to NY papaya importer

Marco Green
July 11, 2019

If you aren't sure the papaya you bought is Cavi brand, you can ask the place of purchase.

According to the CDC, a total of eight states have confirmed cases of Salmonella infection resulting from the consumption of papayas from Mexico under the Cavi brand name.

The FDA and regulatory officials in several states collected records from grocery stores where ill people reported buying papayas.

45 people across California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin have been infected. Illnesses might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.

The FDA says it has consulted with the firm on the possibility of a recall.

'The investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated when more information is available, ' the CDC said. If you have these papayas in your home, do not eat them.

The evidence does not indicate that papayas from other distributors are now implicated at this time, and the FDA is no longer recommending that all Mexican papayas be avoided.

As for what the CDC recommends going forward, it goes without saying that you should avoid Cavi brand papayas at all cost, even if some of them have been eaten without issue.

The FDA has said it will continue its investigation to try to determine the root cause of the contamination of the implicated brand. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.

Based on this new information, the hold FDA advised on 28 June 2019 for all imported Mexican papayas is no longer necessary.

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