Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner.
In recent weeks, since my
earlier blog post about the salomonella-linked Caribena Maradol papayas warning from the
Maryland Department of Health, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its investigation and has issued additional warnings regarding
mutiple brands of Mexican papayas.
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health
(MDH), and other state and local partners, is investigating multiple Salmonella
illnesses that are linked to papayas from Mexico.
The FDA is now advising that consumers avoid
Valery brands of Maradol papayas, and all varieties of papayas from the Carica
de Campeche farm located in Campeche, MX, as a result of the FDA’s
traceback investigation and testing. The FDA is working to identify additional
brand(s) that these papayas are sold under and facilitate recall(s). Meanwhile,
consumers should ask their retailers about the source of their papayas."
As of August 11, 2017, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting a count of 141 cases, spread over 19 states, including 45
hospitalizations and 1 death. CDC recommends that consumers question restaurants
and retailers about the source of their papayas. If there is any doubt,
don't consume the papayas; just throw them away. If any suspect papayas
have been in your home, you should wash and sanitize countertops and refrigerators
that may have come in contact with those papayas. CDC offers guidelines for
cleaning your refrigerator if a recalled food item was stored there.
FDA, CDC, state and local officials are continuing their investigations
of cases of papaya exposure.
Foodsafety.gov provides an updated listing of recalls and food safety alerts.
Do you have any questions about this post? Please contact Mr. Zambri at
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is the author of a widely renowned book on product liability
litigation. An experienced speaker, he often shares his knowledge regarding
personal injury litigation at seminars.
A board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates,
Mr. Zambri is former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington,
D.C. Out of more than 80,000 lawyers, Mr. Zambri was named among the “Top
Ten” lawyers in the Metro area by
Super Lawyers®. He has also been ranked among the “Top 100” lawyers in the
entire metropolitan area by
Washingtonian magazine. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best
Lawyers in America" by
Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly included in the
Super Lawyers® magazine (2016), a national publication that honors the top lawyers
Mr. Zambri has been successful in litigating food-poisoning cases. He is
knowledgeable and experienced in handling the unique complexities involved
in food-poisoning litigation.