Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, NY is recalling 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, as a precaution because other brands that also buy from this farm have been tested positive for Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Product was distributed to wholesalers in the following states NY, CT, and NJ, from July 16 to 19, 2017. This product was further to downstream customers, including retail consumers. The papayas were available for sale until July 31, 2017. Consumers can identify the papayas by PLU sticker, cavi MEXICO 4395.
Wholesalers can identify the product by codes found above the handle on the master carton, codes include: 3044, 3045 and 3050. The farm that grew the papayas is also listed on the upper left side of the master carton, CARICA DE CAMPHE.
No other papayas distributed by Agroson’s LLC are subject to the recall.
All wholesale customers to whom the papayas were delivered have already been notified to remove the recalled papayas from inventory, store shelves, and other commercial venues. Recall effectiveness checks are already underway by Agroson’s LLC.
The recall was initiated after Agroson’s LLC, was notified by the FDA, on August 2, 2017, that several brands of Maradol Papaya from the farm, Carica de Campeche, had tested positive for Salmonella. None of the brands were specifically Cavi Brand, but as a precaution FDA recommended a recall of all papayas imported in the month of July from this farm.
Agroson’s LLC has ceased importing papayas from the grower, Carica de Campeche. The company is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce by taking samples of every load to a private lab, and testing forSalmonella. The company is also cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in their investigation and will provide any assistance possible.
As of today no illness have been reported from our Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand but we are doing a voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA.
Consumers who may have purchased the Cavi Brand Papayas are advised not to eat them and to dispose of them instead. For further questions you may reach Agroson’s at (917) 801-1495. Calls will be received from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.