Valery brand Maradol Papaya Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Valery brand Maradol Papayas Recall [US]Freshtex Produce recalls all current batch/lots of Valery brand Maradol Papayas, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche Farms 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 Valery brand Maradol Papayas, distributed in Illinois from July 10, 2017 to July 13, 2017. The recalled Papayas may have been further distributed outside the state of Illinois. You can identify the recalled Fresh Papayas by the “Valery” brand name on the box and label indicating the Papayas were grown and packed by Carica de Campeche.

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

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated after Freshtex Produce’s LLC, was notified by the FDA, on August 4, 2017, that other brands of Maradol Papayas from the Carica de Campeche Farm, had tested positive for Salmonella. As of press time, no illnesses have been reported from the Valery brand of Maradol Papaya.

==> 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 Freshtex Produce at 1-956-322-4817 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Central 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: 9049-2017
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