The recalled papayas were distributed to markets and grocery stores in the state of California from August 10 until August 29, 2017.
The FDA issued the recall after a papaya that was not sold tested positive for Salmonella on September 8, 2017. Infections with Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and sometimes severe complications:
Salmonella infection can result in the organism entering the bloodstream and producing serious diseases such as arterial infections (ie, infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
The recalled papayas have a yellow sticker with the label of the packing company, “Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. of C.V. I.”
The company that grew the papayas is “Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre S.P.R. de R.L.”
The consumer can identify the product by the codes found on the side of the box:
For more information, consumers may contact Bravo Produce Inc. 01 (844) 891-7782. Calls will be received Monday through Saturday from 7:00 to 14:00 hours.
Source: Bravo Produce Inc. Recalls Maradol Papaya from Productores Y Exportadores De Carica Papaya De Tecomán Y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and Packed by Frutas Selectas De Tijuana, S. De R.L. De C.V. Because of Possible Health Risk