Cavi brand Maradol Papaya Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Cavi brand Maradol Papaya Recall [US]Agroson’s LLC recalls an estimated 2,483 boxes of Cavi brand Maradol Papayas, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche due to risk of Salmonella contamination and consequential bacterial infection and illness, all serious health hazards. FDA:

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

  • All current Cavi brand Maradol Papayas, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche and distributed by Agroson’s LLC between July 16 to July 19, 2017, 2017 and marked with a PLU sticker, “Cavi MEXICO 4395”, as can be seen above. The recalled Papayas were available for sale until July 31, 2017.

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

According to the FDA, Agroson’s LLC has recalled an estimated 2,483 boxes of Cavi brand Maradol Papayas, distributed nationwide from July 16 to July 19, 2017, due to an ongoing US nationwide Salmonella outbreak.

Wholesalers can identify the recalled product by the codes, 3044, 3045 or 3050, found above the handle on the master carton. Carica de Campeche, the farm that grew the Papayas, is also listed on the upper left side of the master carton.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> 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”) currently recommends you should avoid eating all Maradol Papayas from Mexico within the dates specified above. At this time, other brands of Papayas from Mexico have been identified by health authorities as brands linked to these illnesses.

The CDC reports 47 known cases, including at least 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.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Agroson’s at 1-917-801-1495 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

You can see our earlier notification about suspected contaminated Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas distributed by Grande Produce here:

==> 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: 9037-2017
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