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FDA considers ‘regulatory actions’ against papaya distributor

CORRECTED: In response to a distributor’s refusal to recall Mexican papayas implicated in a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has alerted all of its customers and is pursuing other actions.

Paul Hulsbos joins NatureFresh Farms in Mexico

NatureFresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, has hired Paul Hulsbos as procurement manager, based in Mexico.

Mexico retail business trending online

Mexico’s retailers are trending toward e-commerce, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says.

Border ag specialists find ‘highly unusual’ pests entering Florida

Agricultural specialists with the Customs and Border Protection recently intercepted several “highly unusual” pests at Port Manatee, Fla.

FDA, papaya company discuss recall, disagree on evidence

(CORRECTED) Despite requests from the Food and Drug Administration, the distributor of Mexican papayas named by the agency in an outbreak of salmonella has declined so far to issue a recall.

Mexico tomato growers say data confirms no dumping in the U.S.

Growers of Mexican tomatoes recently submitted data to the U.S. Commerce Department and groups representing them say the information shows they are not dumping tomatoes into the U.S.

Latin America to see continued fresh produce growth

More growth opportunities are dead ahead for Latin American fruit and vegetable growers, according to a new 326-page report.

FDA names Cavi brand papayas involved in salmonella outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has named Cavi brand whole fresh maradol papayas distributed by Agroson’s LLC, Bronx, N.Y., as the likely source of 71 cases of Salmonella Uganda.

Mexico: salmonella link to imported papaya ‘premature’

Mexico’s National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality, SENASICA, has described linking a salmonella outbreak to Mexican papayas as “premature.”

UPDATED: FDA links Mexican papaya to outbreak, asks for halt to sales

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to whole fresh papayas from Mexico.