Mexican-grown Maradol papayas imported by Bravo Produce Inc. have tested positive for salmonella, and are being recalled in accordance with an ongoing outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people in 23 states.
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What’s the Problem?
September 12, 2017 – Bravo distributed the papayas to retailers and wholesalers in California from August 10 to August 29, according to an FDA Recall Notice issued Wednesday. FDA notified the importer on Friday that some fruit that had not yet distributed had tested positive for salmonella.
The recalled papayas were grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL, and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV. It is the 4th Mexican farm identified in FDA’s salmonella investigation.
Bravo has classified the action as “a preventive measure.” Papayas from the other 3 Mexican farms were contaminated with outbreak strains of salmonella bacteria, according to the CDC. As of Sunday, the agency had not posted any information regarding the specific salmonella bacteria detected in fruit imported by Bravo Produce.
The recalled papayas can be identified by the following product codes, which can be found on the side of the packing boxes:
Papayas from Carica de Campeche, Caraveo Produce and El Zapotanito farms have been linked to at least 201 salmonella illnesses in 23 states, according to the CDC. One person has died and 65 required hospitalization for treatment, as of September 1.
Do I Have a Papaya Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in papaya recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with salmonella after eating papayas, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.