Market Update – Papaya Advisory

Royal’s papaya inventory is NOT from Mexico and is NOT affected by the current advisory.

CDC: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico.

CDC is advising that consumers not to eat any whole, fresh papayas from Mexico. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated when more information is available.
Consumers who have whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico in their homes should not eat them. Throw the papayas away, even if some of them were eaten and no one has gotten sick.
o   Do not eat fruit salads or other mixes that include papayas from Mexico.
o   If you aren’t sure the papaya you bought is from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase. When in doubt, don’t eat the papaya. Throw it out.
o   Wash and sanitize places where papayas were stored: counter tops and refrigerator drawers or shelves.
The FDA strongly advises importers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, retailers and other food service providers from all states to hold whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico.​