Would I Lime To You? Papaya Recall Prompted By 97 Illnesses
A salmonella outbreak linked to papayas has prompted a recall, and consumers are being warned about the contaminated that fruit that sickened 97 people, including 10 hospitalization, in 23 states, according to the FDA.
Agromod Produce, Inc. in McAllen, TX is recalling all Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious Brand papayas sold prior to July 23, 2011. The fresh, whole papayas were imported from Mexico and then distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada to wholesalers and retail outlets.
- Blondie Brand papaya can be identified by a blue and orange sticker label with green and white lettering on the fruit that states Blondie 4395 Mexico.
- Yaya Brand Papayas can be identified by a yellow, red, orange, and green label with white, green and red lettering that reads Yaya Premium Papayas Yaya PLU-4395 Mexico.
- Mañanita Brand Papaya can be identified by a green, yellow and red sticker label that states Mexico Mañanita 4395.
- Tastylicious Brand Papayas can be identified by a white and blue sticker with red and white lettering that states 4395 Tastylicious MEXICO.
Consumers who have purchased the Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious Brand Papayas are urged to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 385-7658, Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CST.