Caribeña brand Maradol Papaya Warning [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: US Food and Drug AdministrationThe US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issues warning not to consume certain batch/lots of Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas due to risk of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson contamination and consequential bacterial infection, a serious health hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Papayas are subject to this recall:

  • All current Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas, distributed US nationwide from July 7, 2017 to July 18, 2017

No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company has initiated a limited recall of its Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 to July 18, 2017. As of July 25, 2017, however, Grande Produce has not issued a press release to notify consumers of this recall. Therefore, FDA is advising consumers separately to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas.

The FDA also noted that there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute Papayas and is continuing its investigation.

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==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Papayas, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Papayas to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends you should not eat any Maradol Papayas from Mexico. The FDA continues its traceback investigation. At this time, however, Caribeña brand Papayas from Mexico have been identified as a brand linked to these illnesses. Additional brands will be announced as the information becomes available.

The CDC reports 47 cases, including twelve (12) hospitalizations and one (1) death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak. The states currently involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA. The CDC is working to collect additional information to determine whether the recent Salmonella Thompson illness in Maryland is part of this multi-state outbreak.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the FDA at 1-888-723-3366 (1-888-SAFE-FOOD) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to suspected contaminated Papayas, please search for “papaya” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 8999-2017
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