The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that the CDC has linked the recent Salmonella outbreak to Maradol papayas.
Another brand of papayas is being recalled because they were grown on a Mexican farm linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella that has infected nearly 50 people in 12 states, including New Jersey.
Agroson’s LLC, a Bronx, New York-based food distributor, is recalling nearly 2,500 boxes of its Maradol Papaya Cavi brand as a precaution because other brands of papayas grown on the farm that tested positive for salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Though the Cavi brand did not test positive for salmonella, the FDA said it is recommending a recall of all papayas imported from the Mexican farm in July. The brand was distributed to wholesalers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut from July 16 to July 19 and were available for sale until July 31.
The Maradol papayas — which are large yellow fruits weighing about three pounds that are salmon-colored inside — can be identified by its PLU sticker, “cavi MEXICO 4395” printed on it.
Agroson’s LLC, a Bronx, New York-based food distributor, is recalling nearly 2,500 boxes of its Maradol Papaya Cavi brand as a precaution because other brands of papayas grown on the farm that tested positive for salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Food and Drug Administration
Agroson’s — which has ceased importing papayas from the farm, Carica de Campeche — issued the recall after being alerted by the FDA on Aug. 2 that several brands of Maradol papayas from the farm had tested positive for the bacteria, which has been linked to one death in New York.
No other papayas distributed by Agroson’s LLC are subject to the recall.
The recalled papayas are being removed from inventory and store shelves, the FDA said.
The salmonella outbreak has infected 12 people in New Jersey and 13 in New York with infections also reported in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kentucky, previous reports said.
The illnesses were reported between May 17 and June 28. The ages of those infected range from less than a year old to 95 years old.
A salmonella infection can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Though most people recover without any treatment, in rare instances, the bacterial infection can get into the bloodstream, producing more severe illnesses that can be deadly, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC is urging people not to eat yellow Maradol papayas and restaurants not to serve them, previous reports said.
The Argoson’s is taking precautionary measures like testing every load of papayas for the bacteria at a private lab, according to the FDA.
Consumers who may have purchased the Cavi brand of papayas are urged not to eat them and to throw them away immediately.
If you or a loved one has suffered losses from ingesting this, or any other Argoson’s product, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, contact our trusted Bergen County attorneys at 201-342-4014.