Update on the outbreak investigation of Salmonella Uganda linked to Cavi papayas

On July 19, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), updated its website stating that during the investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda illnesses likely linked to Cavi Brand whole, fresh papayas they has asked Agroson’s LLC, the exclusive distributor of this brand, to conduct a voluntary recall of Cavi brand papayas. Agroson's LLC refused to initiate a recall. FDA contacted wholesale customers of Agroson’s LLC to ensure the fruit was no longer available for sale, has been discarded, or not further processed or frozen.  On July 5th the investigation indicates that Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, New York, is the exclusive distributor of the imported papayas that likely made consumers from this outbreak sick. The papayas are sold under the brand name Cavi. Of the 71 illnesses, 69 have been reported in six states in the Northeast. One patient from Florida who was reported ill had traveled to Connecticut before becoming ill. Another patient from Texas who was also reported ill had traveled to New York before becoming ill. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-uganda-likely-linked-whole-fresh-papayas-june-2019?utm_campaign=Outbreak%20Fresh%20Papayas%207-19-2019%20Email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Salmonella Uganda Potentially Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas

Agroson’s LLC refuses to voluntarily recall; FDA urges avoidance of Cavi Brand papayas

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