A McAllen, TX., establishment is now recalling 286 cases of Papaya Maradol, Caribeña Brand papayas because they may be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The papayas in question were distributed in the Bronx, New York to wholesale stores from May 14th to May 17th, 2012. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Free Caribeña Brand Papaya Maradol Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after consuming Caribeña Brand Papaya Maradol included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Caribe Produce LTD Co. and we can help.
What’s the problem?
May 7, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today stating that Caribe Produce LTD Co. is currently recalling Papaya Maradol, Caribeña Brand papayas because they may be tainted with salmonella.
The 286 cases of papayas being recalled were packed in 35 lb. cartons marked with the words ‘Caribeña’ and ‘Product of Mexico’ on the side. The papayas were intended to be sold individually, with each one bearing a label that states ‘3112 CARIBEÑA Papaya MARADOL PRODUCT OF MEXICO.’
The problem was discovered after routine sampling by Caribe Produce LTD Co. revealed the presence of salmonella in the papayas. Consumers who have purchased papayas with the specific labeling listed above should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is consumed:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal cramps
For most healthy adults, these symptoms usually pass within a few days to a week. However, in some cases, severe illness can persist for extended periods of time and lead to more serious health complications. Those most susceptible to serious side effects include infants, the elderly, and those those with immune-weakening conditions such as HIV, AIDS and diabetes.
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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Caribeña Brand Papaya Maradol recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Caribeña Brand Papaya Maradol Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after consuming Caribeña Brand Papaya Maradol included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.