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Fresh Cut Papaya added to Salmonella Recall List

A Houston company is recalling products made with fresh cut papaya in connection with the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Agona.

papaya-fruit-plate.jpgGHSW of Houston said it was notified that papayas used in its products were associated with the Agromod Produce recall. On July 23, Agromod announced a recall of papayas imported from Mexico that have been linked to 99 illnesses in 23 states.

GHSW said it was calling back its papaya products “on an abundance of caution.” The company said no illnesses have been reported in connection with this fruit.

The recall is for products that went to retail establishments and distribution centers in Texas:

Product UPC State

Garden Highway Island Medley 10 oz. 8.26766-20900.2 Texas

Central Market Island Medley 1 lb. 8.26766-26089.8 Texas

Central Market Island Medley 5 oz. 8.26766-26201.4 Texas

Central Market Papaya Spears 1 lb. 8.26766-26209.0 Texas

Central Market Tropical Medley 1 lb. 8.26766-26114.7 Texas

Central Market Tropical Salsa 11 oz. 8.26766-26218.2 Texas

The recalled products have a best-if-used-by date of 7/30/11 or sooner. The products should not be consumed and should be discarded, or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

The Agromod Produce recall involves whole papayas. They were distributed under four brand names — Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious.