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FDA revisits food safety with Mexican papaya industry

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a second notice to the importance of food safety measures to the Mexican papaya industry.

Mexican papaya importer highlights food safety at Fresh Summit

Mexican papaya grower-shipper Super Starr International, Colima, is promoting its food safety programs and track record.

CDC: Papaya salmonella outbreak over, investigation continues

Federal health officials report that the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda illnesses linked to Cavi Brand whole, fresh papayas appears to be over.

FDA: Continued papaya outbreaks ‘unacceptable’

The FDA, citing eight foodborne illness outbreaks linked to papayas since 2011, says repeated outbreaks are unacceptable and the industry must take action to step up food safety efforts.

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.

Packer Insight — Outbreak, retail insight and Northeast update

Retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder run down the news of the week, from a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas to legislation in New York to a pair of great columns from retail veterans.

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.

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.